H2o architects are designing the Australian Grains Genebank, a 1000spm facility that is set to become the signature building for genetic resources and seed crops in Australia.  The Age, talks with H2o director Mark O’Dwyer about the intricacies of the project, which will house over 1000 seed varieties in a hermetically sealed building kept at a constant temperature of minus 20 degrees.

The Genebank is a sister facility to the H2o designed Plant Accelerator at the University of Adelaide, and joins existing seedbanks in Horsham, Tamworth and Biloela in Queensland.

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The Plant Accelerator; sister-facility to Horsham’s $1.6 million Australian Grains Genebank. Photo: Peter Cox