This is a project by Richard Kirk Architect and it is located at St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia. Project's program: Educational building. There are seventeen images for Sir Llew Edwards Building at University of Queensland.
General Purpose North Building 4.
The six level building contains a wide range of teaching spaces including: seminar rooms, staff offices, student resource areas, a 250 square metre auditorium and a function room opening out onto landscaped roof terraces. The lower two floors include specialist training spaces where both the design of the spaces (layouts, fixed furniture etc.) and the integration of advanced AV equipment enable the university to utilize for the first time, new advances in teaming methodology.
The building is located overlooking the main forecourt of the University and figure prominently in the redevelopment of this important area for the University. It is the first building to be constructed in this prestigious location in 30 years. The project design responds to the site by addressing its largely landscaped setting and the surrounding buildings. The building’s success is in the manner in which it engages with the existing campus master plan and the way in which it provides the University with a new building typology that exemplifies significant advances in the inclusion of ESD features.
Uniquely for a building on the campus, GPN4 presents a five storey high glazed screen on its main public façade which not only enable the University to display its operations more overtly, but also enable occupants of the five storey high internal atrium space that is behind the glazed screen to enjoy long distance views to West End and the mountain ranges beyond.
The building adopt best practice ESD principles (natural day lighting, rain water re-use, monitoring etc).
Richard Kirk Architect in association with ML Design were the successful architects in the short listed design competition for the General Purpose North Building 4.