Abedian School of Architecture
The building is a long, airy loft on two to three levels articulated y a series of ‘scoops’: defining structure-enclosures that can be used for casual meetings and ‘crit’ sessions. These line the central street that gently rises up the hilltop site. Advantage is taken of the east-west axis to clarify a very climate-controlled development of the north and south skins of the building.
The Abedian School of Architecture is CRAB’s second University building. As with their other work, the sociology of small, intimate groups within institutions, the value of casual overlay, the importance of the non-curricula moments – as well as a ‘sense of theatre’ runs through the project. The central ‘street’ is flanked by irregular ‘scoops’ – coves of structure that give character to the unfolding of the studios and study rooms. As befits a hot and sometimes sticky climate, the building is airy and folds over upon itself in a series of fan-like roofs and slits.
AIA Queensland Public Building Award 2014
AIA Gold Coast and Northern Rivers 'Building of the Year' 2014
AIA Gold Coast and Northern Rivers 'People's Choice Award' 2014
Education and Health WAF Inside Award 2014
National MBA Public Building Award ($10 million to $50 million) 2014
Queensland State MBA Award for best Health & Education Facilities ($10 million to $50 million) 2014
Gold Coast MBA Excellence in Craftsmanship 2014
Gold Coast MBA Best Health & Education Facilities ($10 million to $50 million) 2014
Shortlisted AIA National Architecture Award 2014
Shortlisted WAN Education Award 2014
Shortlisted WAF Higher Education and Research Award 2014
client: Bond University
location: Queensland, Australia
budget: $ 16,200,000 AUD
dimension: 2.500 m2
primary team: Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham, Mark Bagguley, Jenna Al-Ali, Ting-Na Chen, Lorene Faure, Yang Yu, Tim Culverhouse.
general contractor and project management: ADCO, Gold Coast
structural and environmental engineers: Arup Brisbane
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