Our Featured Projects.
Bundamba Fire Station
Planning for Bundamba Fire Station is configured around two central circulation paths, one a general thoroughfare linking the administrative and communal spaces in the building to the Engine Room, and another for immediate access to the Turnout spaces from the Recline rooms. This dual carriage maximises flow through the building in times of emergency.
Conceptually, the form and materiality of the Station is derived with reference to two seminal fire station projects widely respected in the international architectural community. Concepts began with a study of Robert Venturi’s Fire Station No. 5 in the States and Zaha Hadid’s Vitra Fire Station in Germany.
CQU Campus Consolidation
arkLAB’s $13M Gladstone Campus Consolidation Project drew upon the teams vast experience in Education as well as the master-planning of developing campus sites. The new facilities include a Trade Training Centre, Hair and Beauty Training Facilities, Offices and support infrastructure located on the picturesque Gladstone Harbour.
Mayne Medical School Heritage Rehabilitation
Our rehabilitation of the University of Queensland’s historical Mayne Medical School included restoration of historical public spaces, services infrastructure and compliance works. This project, which included a series of fitouts completed over several stages, represented a $6M investment.
The heritage approach taken in this project was one of restoring original building fabric where it existed, returning the building’s internal spaces to their original volumes and inserting new furniture and services systems sensitively, but honesty, into the restored spaces.
Goodna State School Expansion Stage 1
As part of our Education Architecture specialist services arkLAB are frequently asked to assist with the masterplanning of education facilities. Such was the brief for this recent project involving the analysis of existing use and circulation patterns, demographics and developing pedagogy.