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A generous two storey timber colonnade lined with cafes and restaurants caters to the need for creative work spaces outside of the office while creating a welcoming entry to the building.
From the architect and designer Bates Smart.
A generous two storey timber colonnade lined with cafes and restaurants caters to the need for creative work spaces outside of the office while creating a welcoming entry to the building. Inside exposed timber structure and services create a contemporary studio environment that balances well-being with creative collaboration space.
Large glass areas on the main south elevation maximise natural daylight into the workplace, while sunshades on the other facades reduce energy consumption; further reducing the buildings carbon footprint.
The use of highly engineered timber, combined with the ‘Queenslander’ vernacular and references to the historic RNA pavilions, has resulted in a site-specific and innovative tall building that meets the demands of the contemporary workplace.
Distinctive elements such as the ‘verandah’ maximise connections with the surrounding environment, as well as access to natural light and views.
The next generation of creative workplaces have a great emphasis on wellbeing and productivity, and creating connections to the natural world via the use of natural materials such as timber are a key element of wellbeing in all its forms.
The building forms part of the reinvigoration through redesign of the RNA Showgrounds precinct, 1.5 km north of the Brisbane CBD.
First published date: 15 February 2017
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