Atherton Hospital Redevelopment | Peddle Thorp

The Atherton Hospital Redevelopment is a building at the heart of its local community. A building that feels like home, that supports and retain staff, and nurtures and brings joy to patients.
References to the history of the site are woven throughout the design of the building, utilising shape and colour to connect to the history and natural form of the surrounding community. The building is wrapped in a colourful brick façade that reflects the form of the existing Hospital building demolished to make way for the new. Creating a playful welcome gesture that de-institutionalises the experience of people at the start of their healthcare journey. Familiar forms and access to nature creates immediate connections for the community to the new facility fostering a sense of familiarity and belonging, creating a building that staff and patients want to be at, providing them with a joyful, healthy, and user-friendly Hospital.

Cairns Convention Centre Expansion | Cox Architecture and CA Architects

The Cairns Convention Centre Expansion is a significant addition to an important public building first constructed in 1996.
The Project reorientates the building to face the Trinity Inlet and the mountain range beyond. The design solution was a specific response to place and provides a new address and identity and was orchestrated to face the view. The joyful façade screen is a response to the sun path, whilst allowing views and reflecting the local botanic colours.
The building is an important magnet for tourism supporting businesses as well as being an important addition to regional Queensland. The expansion allows the facility to maximise the limited seasonal window in Cairns.
The building includes a new plenary, exhibition, banquet space, meeting rooms, terraces and an undercover Garden Arrival. Additionally, a major upgrade was provided to the existing building, focusing on the Auditorium and the Arena in response to the Convention Centre market.

Cairns State High School Multipurpose Hall, Bou-wa | TPG Architects

Cairns State High School was founded in 1917. The new three court multipurpose hall, accommodates learning, performance and community space at the gateway to the center of Cairns.

Principal Chris Zilm said, “Important to the school was that the building could perform in a variety of configurations as well as define a new aesthetic for State School buildings, sensitive to the story of the local people and environment. From a stage for the 70-piece orchestra or a whole school assembly for the 1670 students for the first time in the school’s history. Designed in consultation with First Nations students, staff and community members, our architects interpreted the brief with creativity and commitment to quality. The end product has exceeded our expectations with custom design and fabricated features integrating in a simple colour palette.”

Bou-wa has become a destination for international training and aims to welcome Olympic Teams in the future.

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