Sunshine Coast City Hall establishes a new benchmark for building design regionally through transparency of built form, façade activation and environmental sustainability. It is the physical embodiment of the vision, values and goals of the region.
The Sunshine Coast City Council challenges the notion of the traditional ‘Town Hall’ concept, providing a high level of physical access and engagement to the residents and visitors of the region through the creation of the ‘City Hall of Tomorrow’.
The projects vision sought to address key characteristics including strong governance, healthy work environment, economic opportunities, sub-tropical design, community connectivity, iconic form, sustainability and value for money. The development consolidates council’s operations into one central building, a catalyst for workplace efficiency.
Setting the standard for workplace design in Maroochydore, and creating a landmark building that represents the Council’s commitment to design excellence, innovation and sustainability.
Inspired by indigenous philosophies of connection to country, the design seeks to heal country with an experiential journey of spaces inspired by its surrounding landscape. Referencing the passage of waterways and erosion of land masses, organic interior forms shape spaces and ground the design in the past whilst speaking to the evolving future.
Workplace floors explore a darker material palette; intimate meeting spaces in the “mountain core” and focus zones overlooking the hinterland prompt quiet reflection; the collaboration zone facing the coast offers a brighter, open coastal feel in contrast. Workplace zones connect to their geographical inspiration prompting required behaviours.
Chelsea Osbourne, Senior Interior Designer
Dean Whybird, Design Architect
Dee Passenger, Principal Interiors/Lead Interior Designer
Erik Lundberg, Project Architect
Martin Timms, Project Director
Sandra Browne, Design Review
A2B Consulting, Wayfinding & Signage
Acoustic Works Pty Ltd, Acoustic Consultant
ADG Engineers (Aust) Pty Ltd, Civil Consultant
ADG Engineers (Aust) Pty Ltd, Structural Engineer
Arup Pty Limited, Electrical Consultant
Arup Pty Limited, Fire Services
Arup Pty Limited, Mechanical Engineering
Arup, ESD Consultant
Auscoast Fire Services Pty Ltd, Fire Services
BRW Hydraulics Pty Ltd, Hydraulic Consultant
Building Certifiers Australia Pty Ltd, Building Surveyor
Comuniti, Workplace Strategy and Conceptual Direction
Dewpoint Services Pty Ltd, Mechanical Engineering
DMA Engineers Pty Ltd, Fire Engineering
Integral Group Queensland Pty Ltd, AV Consultant
Integral Group Queensland Pty Ltd, Electrical Consultant
Integral Group Queensland Pty Ltd, ESD Consultant
Integral Group Queensland Pty Ltd, Fire Services
Integral Group Queensland Pty Ltd, Green Star Consultant
Integral Group Queensland Pty Ltd, Hydraulic Consultant
Integral Group Queensland Pty Ltd, Mechanical Engineering
Integral Group Queensland Pty Ltd, Waste Management
KME Services Pty Ltd, Electrical Consultant
MGAC Group Pty Ltd, DDA Consultant
MRP, Hydraulic Consultant
Pekol Traffic & Transport, Traffic Engineering
Project Urban Pty Ltd, Landscape Consultant
Project Urban Pty Ltd, Project Manager
RLB, Quantity Surveyor
RPS Group, Town Planner
Tract Consultants Pty Ltd, Landscape Consultant
TTM Group Pty Ltd, Traffic Engineering
TTM Group Pty Ltd, Waste Management
Viridis, ESD Consultant