The Globe Lookout | brian hooper architect and m3architecture architects in association

The Globe Lookout | Brian Hooper Architect and m3architecture architects in association | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

The Globe Lookout | brian hooper architect and m3architecture architects in association

Traditional Land Owners
Iningai peoples
Year
2023
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Central Queensland

Category
Small Project Architecture
Builder
ICM Construction
Photographer
Christopher Fredrick Jones
Project summary

The Globe Lookout represents the next stage in the Barcaldine Regional Council’s master plan strategy, which has set up a series of tourist attractions as individual projects, within a long-term vision for an integrated regional cultural centre. Pragmatically, the lookout’s lift and stair are located so that they also serve the community’s future performing arts centre and expanded gallery.

The new lookout references the rural forms of elevated water tanks. Using an oversized lattice frame to define the buildings perimeter, the lattice frames the views and encourages individuals to move to the buildings edge to fully explore the lookout experience. The lattice also references the original western screen of the Globe Hotel, provides shade, and connects the lookout to a language of landscape structures. Importantly the lookout provides tourists another reason to linger longer and it takes the community one step closer to completing the cultural centre master plan.

Mayor Sean Dillon (as quoted in Queensland Country Life)

“The lookout will rise above the roofs of town … [to] allow visitors to take in the wide Mitchell Grass vista of the outback. Particularly those coming in from the east, this will be their first opportunity to embrace its beauty and vastness. . . it will be usable at night as well as in the day and will support local businesses by giving visitors another reason to extend their stay.”

Project Practice Team

Brian Hooper, Design Architect
Michael Lavery, Design Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Brett Walsh and Jenny Lawrence, Project Manager
Christopher Frederick Jones, Photographer
John Gaskell and Associates, Town Planner
JS2, Civil Consultant
JS2, Civil Consultant
Omnii, Fire Engineer
Philip Chun and Associates, Building Certifier
QRC QS, Quantity Surveyor
Webb Australia Group (qld) Pty Ltd, Electrical Consultant
Webb Australia Group (qld) Pty Ltd, Lighting Consultant
Webb Australia Group (qld) Pty Ltd, Vertical Transportation

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