UQ Brisbane City | BVN with Architectus Conrad Gargett

UQ Brisbane City | BVN with Architectus Conrad Gargett | Photographer: David Chatfield

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

UQ Brisbane City | BVN with Architectus Conrad Gargett

Traditional Land Owners
Jagera / Turrbal Country
Year
2024
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Brisbane

Category
Educational Architecture
EmAGN Project Award
Heritage
Interior Architecture
Builder
FDC Building
Photographer
Project summary

The UQ Brisbane City establishes a distinctive, state of the art learning environment through the adaptive reuse of the iconic, state heritage listed Queensland National Bank and its 2008 tower extension.

The reimagining of these two parts provides new environments for alumni of the University of Queensland, alongside postgraduate students within the Architecture and Business Schools.

The project sought to honour and highlight the innate gravitas and permanence of the Queensland National Bank, whilst establishing a new layer of character and identity for the University. This is achieved through a series of contemporary, floor based architectural insertions that are rooted in function and delight.

The outcome is a highly functional, top tier educational facility that demonstrates how heritage sites can be respectfully adapted for modern use, while still celebrating and preserving their historical significance.

UQ Brisbane City | BVN with Architectus Conrad Gargett | Photographer: David Chatfield

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