Blight Rayner | Cairns Convention Centre
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JAYSON + MICHAEL’S HISTORY BEFORE BLIGHT RAYNER

Previous Projects with Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner:

Cairns Convention Centre

North Queensland, 1996 (Stage 1), 2000 (Stage 2)

 

 

Client

Queensland Government

 

Architect

Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner Architects

 

Involved in Design

Jayson Blight + Michael Rayner

 

Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner Awards

BHP Australia Architectural Design Award 2000 • AIA Queensland Harry Marks Sustainability Commendation 2000 • AIA Queensland State Tourism Award 1997

 

Photography

Christopher Frederick Jones

 

 

Cairns Convention Centre was Cox Architecture Pty Limited t/a Cox Rayner’s second major project in Queensland after the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Its design as a timber-supported structure is based upon the tradition of large historic timber port and farming sheds in and around Cairns. The deeply serrated roof is a means of capturing torrential tropical storms for storage and reuse. This geometry also enabled the roof to rotate into a fan shape that orientates the front to Cairns’ waterfront. For its time, the Convention Centre incorporated several innovative environmental sustainability technologies, such as solar-responsive timber louvres and vortex rainheads that syphon water efficiently into tanks.