Chambers House | Shaun Lockyer Architects | Photographer: James Peeters
2021 QLD Commendation for Heritage Architecture | Chambers House | Shaun Lockyer Architects | Photographer: James Peeters

QUEENSLAND SHORTLIST
HERITAGE ARCHITECTURE
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Introducing the Shortlist for HERITAGE ARCHITECTURE

The following projects have been shortlisted for the 2022 Queensland Architectural Awards, in the Heritage Category. This page will continue to list shortlisted project until the last of the 2022 Queensland Regional Events have concluded in Townsville on the 10th of June 2022. The result of the 2022 Queensland Architecture awards will be revealed via livestream, which will be shown at the presentation event on the 24th of June 2022 at the State Library of Queensland, and also available via Youtube.

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St Joseph’s Nudgee College – Treacy Precinct

The State Heritage listed Treacy Precinct is home to the foundation buildings of St Joseph’s Nudgee College. Over time, the circa 1891 buildings and surrounding malls had been detrimentally altered and crowded by unsympathetic development. This transformative project returns the Treacy Precinct to an earlier appearance and form, and is the culmination of over a decade of strategic master planning.
The demolition of several 1970s buildings, careful archival research and a sensitive design response has re-established the Treacy Precinct at the centre of the College. The original veranda forms, including the cast-iron lacework, have been reinterpreted with contemporary detailing and the original colour schemes of the buildings have been reinstated.
The interiors have been restored and re-configured to meet contemporary needs for classrooms, a health centre, staff spaces and a museum. Work to the malls around the buildings has renewed important lost campus connections and reactivated community gathering spaces.

By m3architecture

Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones and Brody Grogan

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The culmination of a 15-year masterplan by the client and architect, the Treacy Precinct reinstates prestige and a refined new curtilage to the original buildings within Nudgee College’s Heritage Precinct. Undertaking thorough research, respect for previous architectural intent, selective removal, and a restrained design solution, the project works succeeds on many levels. The restoration of significant spaces, discrete modern interventions and innovative reuse of original fabric demonstrates a good understanding of conservation architecture, education, and the history of the school.

Building 8, RNA Showgrounds

The adaptive reuse of Building 8 is part of a larger program set to redevelop and revitalise the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds site at Bowen Hills. The Brisbane Exhibition Grounds, which have held the annual Queensland Exhibition for over 140 years, is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register, and Building 8 (the former Sheep and Wool Pavilion) is included in this listing. The redevelopment of Building 8 provides a ‘pavilion in the park’, accessible at all times providing a community space year-round, as well as being utilised as a hireable event space and EKKA venue.
Since opening to the general public, Building 8 has successfully hosted various events. The reuse and integration of this heritage building into a community park space has allowed for the ongoing appreciation and conservation of this modest industrial heritage building.

By Conrad Gargett

Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

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This modest exhibition building forms part of the RNA’s Conservation Management Plan and Masterplan and is testimony to good conservation practice. Removing later building additions returned the building to its original form, allowing it to provide flexible community spaces and a connection to place. Minimal contemporary and discrete interventions for servicing and structure occurred while retaining much original fabric. Clear interpretation and an attitude of restraint successfully underpins an excellent outcome, benefiting the building, its history, and the public domain.

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Princess Theatre

A tight timeline, a global pandemic and an aging heritage-listed building, set the stage for a testing yet triumphant rejuvenation of Queensland’s oldest theatre. The Princess Theatre was built in 1888 and is located in the inner-city suburb of Woolloongabba. JDA Co.’s design for the 1475m2, two-storey refurbishment focused on creating a living, breathing heritage building that would last for the next century.

Patrons can now enjoy a redesigned interior fit-out which whimsically contrast to restored heritage ceilings. A reimagined mezzanine provides exceptional stage sightlines while the re-opened gallery offers additional function space for gigs and corporate events.

Throughout, JDA Co has sought to conserve the Princess’ heritage features and when necessary, bring life to them. Today the auditoriums interior windows have been fitted out as window boxes with production lighting, meaning the Princess’s 19th century architecture has now become the canvas for 21st century shows.

By JDA Co

Photography by Scott Burrows and Sam Bowstead

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This project involved returning the Princess Theatre to its original use for live theatre, music and performing arts while successfully acknowledging and interpreting its culturally rich history. It involved historical research, repairs, substantial roof-works, reconstruction, and structural and modern legislative challenges. Later building accretions were removed with modern services and insertions sensitively introduced. The work minimised impact to the original fabric of the building and has resulted in the revitalisation of the Theatre benefitting both its conservation and the public.

Maritimo

Conrad Gargett was privileged to have the opportunity to refurbish, upgrade and enhance the highly significant Brisbane House – Maritimo. Built 1925 it is a landmark Brisbane riverfront home by Architects Hall and Prentice.
The design approach was two-fold.
To preserve the character of the existing house through maintaining the key spaces of high significance intact, while repurposing rooms of secondary significance to provide the modern services and amenity functions.
Secondly, to design exceptional new interventions as contemporary but subservient to the existing house. This included the new open plan roof level Master Suite as a glazed attic extension and the new grand sculptural central stair.
The design outcome provides a comfortable juxtaposition of the original character with modern additions and amenity.
Maritimo has both retained its original grandeur and been further elevated as a significant landmark Brisbane home designed for contemporary living and entertaining.

By Conrad Gargett

Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

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Maritimo was originally designed as a luxury, private residence for entertainment and enjoyment of life. This project reinstates that intent, uplifting the 1920s residence into a prestigious modern family home through creative and balanced interventions. The new works make use of previously underutilized spaces and celebrate the setting and site. The reuse of original spaces of high significance and the restraint shown in limiting changes to fabric has been done to a very high standard of both design and built craftmanship.