This project has breathed new life into one of Brisbane’s most iconic boom-era hotels formerly fondly known as the ‘Jube’ while equally creating, through its pavilion extension, a new type of pub experience – that of an ‘urban room’ in the city. The restoration was undertaken with heritage architect Ivan McDonald to Burra Charter principles as well as with great care by artisan tradespeople.
The expansion is contemporary both inside and out, enriching experience of place by diversity and preserving the iconic identity of the original hotel building. The project demonstrates how, through considered design, a pub from a bygone era can be extended, in both its external and internal fabric, to respond to contemporary urban lifestyles generating what is evidently immense public popularity.
This project brings back to life one of the Brisbane inner city’s most renowned historic hotels through its meticulous restoration and expansion into a beer garden pavilion.
The restoration was advised and overseen by heritage architect Ivan McDonald, while the beer garden pavilion was conceived and articulated as a new all—weather public space in the city, Seating booths are nestled by a sawtooth roof and diagrid glazed façade, both washing the space in daylight and varying through different conditions outside, with the space naturally ventilated.
Various levels and landscaped ledges are created using numerous patterns of masonry as a direct connection to the heritage building. These surfaces offer choice of experience and gathering settings, enhanced by interconnection not only with the restored hotel but the adjoining new office building.
Jayson Blight, Project Director
Luke Chalmers, Architect
Michael Commons, Architectural Graduate
Chris Price, Documenter
Perry Gustafson, Construction Technologies Lead
Lauren Hickling, Project Architect / Lead Interior Designer
Madeleine Nicol, Architect
Reilly Mallon, Student of Architecture
Alex Munoz, Architectural Graduate
Michael Rayner, Director
James Stephen, Architect
Elton Williams, Technology Manager
Alma Yulianisa, Architectural Graduate
Kara West, Graphic Designer
Jeremy Zigenbine, Architect
Floth, Services Engineer
Ivan McDonald Architects, Heritage Architect
JGL Properties, Project Manager & Developer
McKenzie Group, Certifier & DDA Consultant
Mewing Planning, Town Planner
Oska, Structural Engineer
SLR Consulting, Acoustic Engineer
Wild Studio, Landscape Architect