2023 Queensland Architecture Awards
The Australian Institute of Architects held their Queensland Architecture Awards on Friday, 22 June at Cloudland. Jubilee Place received an Award for Commercial Architecture and St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Sports Precinct received a Commendation for Educational Architecture. Congratulations and thank you to our design teams, clients, and collaborators.
State Jury Citations
Queensland Commercial Architecture Award
The typical floor of Jubilee Place creates the fundamental basis of the building’s scheme which sports an elegant and slender side core. Regular, vast, and open with large clear spans, the office floors frame distant views. The base build is logically finished to enable individual tenant fit-out without abortive removal of materials. The project also cleverly retains the Heritage Hotel, while the commercial tower poised above carves out entry, elevated lobby, and commercial offerings with ample natural light, transparency, and volumetric connections that integrate a sensitive brick base and significant artwork to the lobby. The need to build over existing infrastructure sets up the building’s unique and characteristic structural diagrid and facilitates a sheltered, publicly accessible rooftop.
St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Sports Precinct
Queensland Educational Architecture Commendation
This inviting new precinct provides a stage for the joyful celebration of sport where recreational activity and elite competition can feel equally at home. Bountiful light-filled space and a crisp colour palette uplift the spirits while bold, layered geometries playfully reference classical form. The sparkling pool is cleverly configured for team and individual events, and is a focal centrepiece for the elegant, cloistered perimeter. This project solves complex functional requirements while bringing new clarity and joy to the hillside campus.
See the full shortlist here.
Photography: Scott Burrows and Christopher Frederick Jones