Ar­chi­tects re­warded for fine ideas

Townsville Bulletin - - Investor -

YES­TER­DAY, In­vestor car­ried an ar­ti­cle on Lavarack Bar­racks, win­ner of t he Build­ings of the Year gong at the Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of A r c h i t e c t s 2 0 1 1 N o r t h Queens­land Awards. To­day we high­light projects that won com­men­da­tions along with judges’ com­ments. Duck­worth St, Gar­butt Guymer Bai­ley Ar­chi­tects

This sim­ple com­mer­cial pro­ject de­liv­ers a strong vis­ual iden­tity in a gen­er­ally bland com­mer­cial street set­ting by ex­plor­ing a sim­ple and ef­fec­tive so­lu­tion to the street pre­sen­ta­tion and the chal­leng­ing west­ern ori­en­ta­tion. The pro­gram is one of com­mer­cial sales sim­plic­ity for 4WD en­thu­si­asts.

The so­lu­tion pro­vides ini t i al vis­ual i nter­est and l i f e s t y l e a p p e a l w h i l e e mbeddi n g a n i g h t - t i me back­lit panorama of out­door ex­pe­ri­ences to en­able the build­ing to at­tract in­ter­est out­side open­ing hours. func­tional shar­ing of com­mon spaces. Flex­i­ble floor lay­outs are pro­vided with good light and out­look to de­liver work en­vi­ron­ments that are com­fort­able and non-hi­er­ar­chi­cal.

A strongly ex­pressed ex­ter­nal colour scheme chal­lenges the more se­date set­ting of the cen­tral cam­pus ex­pres­sion. pared a mas­ter-pl an­ning strat­egy that chal­lenges the univer­sity to de­liver sig­nif­i­cant in­creases in den­sity and mix of uses by form­ing clus­ters of new high-den­sity uses at ma­jor points of cir­cu­la­tion of the cam­pus.

This ini­tia­tive is both com­plex and highly charged in ur­ban, en­vi­ron­men­tal and city-struc­ture terms.

The jury sup­ports the con­cept to re­po­si­tion the shortc o mi n g s o f t h e c a mpus through the pro­posed trop­i­cal and ur­ban con­cepts, but ex­presses some reser­va­tions of the un­re­solved im­ple­men­ta­tion pro­cesses that may work against the val­ues of the con­cept on hill­side sites.

For award-win­ning res­i­den­tial projects, see the

Prop­erty liftout on Satur­day.

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