Project Photos by Wilson Architects
The building has been intentionally designed to incorporate sustainable principles, including use of natural filtered light, glare reduction, high performance glazing and connection with nature.
The six level building at QUT’s Kelvin Grove Campus in Brisbane houses QUT’s Faculty of Education, the Oodgeroo Unit (the centre for activities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education studies) and connects to the existing QUT Library.
The design approach to sustainability was integrated and holistic. To achieve optimal protection from the elements of the sub-tropical climate, the upper envelope features perforated metal sun shades, whereas the lower level’s translucent solar blinds, encased in a double glazed façade system, is designed to deliver abundant natural light and an unhindered view.
The atrium unifies the spaces into a cohesive whole with the use of natural green landscaped garden as a focal place within the heart of the building. Bathed in natural light and incorporating lush sub-tropical planting, the atrium forms a central focal space which can be used as an informal community student space, an amphitheatre, event venue, a garden sanctuary or learning commons.
dsquared Consulting, in collaboration with Ecomplish, were responsible for energy, daylight and thermal comfort modelling, and for the 5 Star Green Star Design rating.
Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
Wilson Architects & Henning Larsen Architects in Association
Environmentally Sustainable Design
Building Performance Simulation
Green Building Ratings