Public –Project Category – Architectus

By: Architectus  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Sustainability, Architect Selection, Architect Selection Competition,

The Brisbane Powerhouse refurbishment involved a series of projects to enhance the facilities for the public.

Scheduled for completion in time for the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Queensland’s Supreme Court, the new building is a radical departure from traditional court design.

This important public building completed in Brisbane in 1993 has been quoted by the judiciary as being the best working court in Australia and identified by the general public as one of Brisbane’s most liked buildings.

This project was the result of a master plan study to facilitate and encourage public access to the eastern tip of Garden Island.

Architectus were selected as one of twenty participants to take part in an architectural competition for the design of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) new permanent premises.

The Maanshan City Government commissioned Architectus to prepare the master plan, architectural and landscape design for the 29 hectare City Centre project.

Airports are great places for people-watching, and at the new T2 Expansion Gates, a completely new 7000 m2 passenger concourse, Architectus has celebrated the theatre of travel.

The brief called for a multi-purpose community facility that emphasised the City’s commitment to eco-design principles and issues of sustainability, specification of building materials, environment and servicing strategies, and the well-being of users

Modal priority in interchanges should follow the principle of having the most efficient and sustainable modes given the most prominent location.

Architectus reinstates the suburban fire station as an important civic landmark in Maroondah Highway’s raucous retail strip.

The Queensland Emergency Operations Centre (QEOC) at Kedron Park incorporates world’s best practice technology for the management of emergency communications and disaster coordination to the state.

In 2002 the Queensland Premier announced Architectus as the winner of the international architect selection competition for the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.

Designed by Architectus Auckland in conjunction with Athfield Architects, this project consists of the new Waitakere City Central Library, which also integrates the UNITEC collection, and new teaching facilities for the UNITEC Institute of Technology.

Designed by Architectus in association with Athfield Architects the Waitakere Civic Centre in Henderson seeks to optimise the City’s sustainable design objectives by integrating new energy efficient Council facilities with a new transport interchange.

This project involved the design of a new Civil Defence Headquarters for the Waitakere City Council that is also capable of acting as a regional headquarters for greater Auckland in an extreme emergency.

Keywords: Architect Selection, Architect Selection Competition, Emergency Operations, Sustainability,