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JCU Eddie Koiki Library awarded Regional Commendation

2013 North Queensland AIA Awards

BHA were awarded a Regional Commendation for Interior Architecture in the North QLD Architecture Awards, hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects in Townsville. Together with the other reciepients on the night, the library will now progress to the coveted Queensland Architecture Awards to be announced in Brisbane on 21 June.

Jury Citation:
An onerous and challenging commission - the Birrel library is one of Australia’s most significant university buildings of its era as well one of the Queensland’s most important buildings. The found interior space had become cluttered and out of date and required a careful conceptual and strategic reconsideration to ensure that it was serving its users and the university in a more contemporary way. Using some of the language of the building, The designers have endeavoured to create an environment that is in keeping with the building form as well as resolving some complex servicing issues.

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