BDAQ Design Tour 2021: Space Walk

Jump on the Design Tour bus! This tour will see a bus load of designers take a tour of three fantastic buildings across inner-Brisbane. It's the perfect way to spend the morning before the State Design Awards. Spots are VERY limited, so get in quick and secure your place!

Date: 2nd October 2021(note: changed date due to COVID lockdown in SEQ)

Time: 9:50am - 12:20pm

Location: Start and end at Build and Design Centre, South Brisbane

Cost: $15pp


9:45am: Meet outside the Build and Design centre

9:50am Board bus and depart

10am: Arrive at Otto Resturant for tour
Studio Spillane
Stealth-like Arkhefield architects designed a sleek new building intended for two tenants. When Stokehouse (former) owner and restaurateur Frank van Haandel saw it, he was immediately beguiled by what he refers to as its “stealth-like roof,” and decided to take over the whole place. The commanding position on the Brisbane River opposite the CBD means that its relationship to the water is its key feature. The building, a beautiful object in the landscape, boasts a strong sense of form that owes much to the agile crouch and thrust of its roofline. The restaurant wraps its distinctive architecture inside via a stacked, curving timber wall that runs through the centre of the space. Rendering the space human and humane came through architectural gestures rather than decorative solutions. A wall of stacked, curving planes faced with vertical timber battens forms a central core that weaves together the bar and dining areas. The luscious sweeping curve lends a mobility to the space, and reaches from floor to ceiling with booth-like insertions for the bar, wine cellar and doorways to back-of-house. It also embraces a hovering mezzanine dining space above, visible from below through a wall of glass. The timber element is part of a subtle Queensland vernacular that includes wide verandah spaces and an intangible delineation between inside and out

10:30am Board bus and depart

10:45: Arrive at ILVE Showroom for tour
Manufacturer and installer:
Architect: Rothelowman
Description: Restrained Articulation The design focuses on refinement of the exterior, applying an external screening device that follows the undulating roofline parapet, and folds along the length of the site to accentuate key signage locations. The refurbished facade exercises restraint, with the building form left relatively unaltered, yet manages to revitalise the previously tired, concrete commercial building. Hexagonal perforations in the black-gloss aluminium panels have been used to articulate the facade and strengthen the showroom’s presence. Acting as a stencil, the lustre material filters light through the six-sided cut-outs, creating a pattern that echoes the geometrics of the ILVE logo in the shadows. Orange accents on the existing window mullions inject character into the otherwise monochromatic building

11am: Board bus and depart

11:15am: Arrive at 25 King for tour
Project by
Aurecon and Lendlease
Architect: Bates Smart
Interior Architect: Woods Bagot
Description: A massive achievement in engineered timber 25 King is currently the tallest and largest engineered-timber office building in Australia. A co-creation between Lendlease and Aurecon, together with Bates Smart, 25 King is a world-class building of the future and represents the new breed of workplaces of the future. Based on Aurecon’s key design principle of providing an environment that supports the health and wellbeing of its people, the challenge was to create a sustainable design that puts people and how they will use the building at the heart. Infused with the principle of ‘biophilia’, the design of the structure meets the innate human need to connect with nature by featuring exposed timber beams and panelling that fosters a happier, healthier and more productive workplace. Aurecon’s tenancy celebrates timber and creates a contemporary and creative studio environment. At the heart of Aurecon’s wellness culture at 25 King, is a wide staircase at ground level leading to an open, communal space with booths and meeting spaces framed by greenery and bathed in natural light. Creating spaces where people want to spend time and engage with others, inevitably leads to a more collaborative and innovative workforce

12pm: Board bus back to the Build and Design Centre, or make your own way back

The Registrant/Participant shall fully indemnify the Building Designers’ Association of Queensland and the Organisers of this tour against any loss, cost, damage, expense, liability, payments or claims suffered or incurred by the Registrant/Participant which relates to or arises directly or indirectly from participating in this event.

10/2/2021 9:50 AM - 12:20 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
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