Cocobrew Express Coffee Drive Thru | DESIGNANDARCHITECTURE

Cocobrew Express, located on the outskirts of Yeppoon, Queensland, challenges the conventional Drive Thru model while enhancing both motorist and pedestrian experience. The project reimagines the typical Drive Thru by establishing the architecture itself as a prominent landmark, rather than relying on separate signage. Despite its compact footprint, the building’s unique roof form reaches over 9 meters high and stands out. Clear entry and exit points aid navigation and ensure smooth vehicular circulation, while a streamlined ordering system promotes human interaction. These elements combine to foster a sense of community between staff and customers.

Recognizing the importance of pedestrian experience, the design includes a dedicated walkup window and seating area, catering to visitors and staff from the nearby hospital and retail establishments. Cocobrew Express not only reimagines the Drive Thru typology but also promotes connectivity and community in the region, making it a distinctive addition to Central Queensland’s built environment.

Morgan Street Revitalization | DESIGNANDARCHITECTURE and M.Ramsay

The Morgan Street Revitalisation project in Mount Morgan, Central Queensland, aims to rejuvenate the town’s main streetscape and bring its unique history into the foreground. With a focus on safety and accessibility, the project transforms the existing layout, which includes a park flanked by one-way roads and shops into a more inclusive space. Landscaping and meandering paths take people on a journey of exploration through the town’s history, while seating areas are provided for moments of reflection, along with an improved street crossing for local students.
Key historical elements such as The Running the Cutter Statue and The Mafeking Bell have been preserved and added. And steel arbours inspired by the old opencut mines replace the deceased Tree of Knowledge, offering shade and paying homage to the town’s mining history. This revitalisation project blends landscape and history, offering a unique and accessible public space that honours Mount Morgan’s unique heritage.

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