St. Mary's Catholic College - Hugh O'Brien Centre | Clarke and Prince Pty Ltd

St. Mary's Catholic College - Hugh O'Brien Centre | Clarke and Prince Pty Ltd | Photographer: Andrew Watson

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

St. Mary's Catholic College - Hugh O'Brien Centre | Clarke and Prince Pty Ltd

Traditional Land Owners
Yidinjdji
Year
2023
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Far North Queensland

Category
Educational Architecture
Builder
Hansen Yuncken
Photographer
Andrew Watson
Project summary

Redevelopment of the Hugh O’Brien Centre (HOB) was identified by St. Mary’s Catholic College (SMCC) as a priority project of their building infrastructure master plan. The existing building was significantly altered and extended to create over 3000m2 of flexible teaching space on two levels.

The functional areas include a large multipurpose hall with a seated capacity of 1200 people to act as the focal point of the College community and culture. The Mujum Mundu lecture theatre opens onto the hall and provides seating for an additional 200 people. Other key spaces include GLAs, instrumental practice rooms, servery, lobby and associated amenities. State of art audio visual services are seamlessly integrated throughout.

The HOB facilitates a multitude of student centric teaching environments with a strong connection to the ‘green heart’ of the campus. The aesthetic and materiality are consistent with other recently completed projects at the site.

Project Practice Team

Cloe Albert, Interior Designer
Josh Bonham, Technician

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Baker Building Certification, Building Surveyor
H2O Consultants, Hydraulic Consultant
McClintock Engineering Group, Mechanical Engineering
NV Engineers, Acoustic Consultant
Rodgers Consulting Engineers, Civil Consultant
Rodgers Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer
Sequal Consulting Group, Electrical Consultant

St. Mary's Catholic College - Hugh O'Brien Centre | Clarke and Prince Pty Ltd | Photographer: Andrew Watson

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