Since students will be buzzing around the halls of the Institute for Molecular Science like a swarm of bees, it is only natural that it would look like a large hive. Of course, the facade of the building is in reality inspired by the their studies and not their actions. Although the exterior has a decidedly honeycomb aesthetic, it is also very molecular in structure.
The Institute for Molecular Science was designed by Lyons Architects, an architectural firm based in Australia. Commissioned by La Trope University, which is located in Melbourne, it is an ambitious project that is estimated to cost a whopping $100 million.
While the outside of the Institute for Molecular Science is incredibly impressive, inside is just as visually striking. The geometric shapes of the windows are reflected within in addition to the use of vibrant colors.