The recognition of a shortage in secondary science curriculum programmes led to the commission to identify potential for a new annex to Dundee Science Centre to support science education excellence.

The proposal comprises a 2500m2 horseshoe building form to embrace a new courtyard facing west toward the Tay Estuary and the setting sun. Two building fingers were developed, one housing the educational wing and the other the corporate and events wing. These are bridged by a 300 seat auditorium and thoroughfare providing a central seminar space which looks out onto the newly formed, multi-purpose courtyard; a setting for the 30m high ‘Bio-woman’, skinned in aluminium discs, created by internationally acclaimed artist, David Mach.