Service Centre, Brisbane Airport Building, Project, Australian Design, Images
Building in Queensland, Australia – design by ThomsonAdsett Architects
22 Jul 2015
Service Centre in Brisbane Airport
Design: ThomsonAdsett Architects
Location: Brisbane Airport, Australia
BNE Airport community embraces new design
Just one year since its opening, Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC) new BNE Service Centre has already become an integral part of the growing airport community.
The distinctive design by national architecture practice ThomsonAdsett is both visually striking and functional; providing a welcoming hub to visitors and staff alike. Brisbane Airport General Manager Commercial Businesses John Tormey says the design has contributed to the centre’s success.
“The service centre has a vision to not just be a place to fill up, but also as a destination itself – a local place maker,” Mr Tormey said.
“The design and great retail offerings have been extremely well received.
“The dine-in food court is proving to a be a popular place for airport workers to take a break from the office, and for locals to sit back and relax while waiting for airport pick-ups.”
ThomsonAdsett Group Director Commercial Costa Vorkas said the site context was key to the planning and design.
“Being a single-level building sitting next to an overpass… the building required a bold exterior form to epitomise its gateway location between the International and Domestic Terminals,” Mr Vorkas said.
“The building design and orientation focused on creating a dynamic presence that catches the eye of passing traffic.
“The raised ‘eyebrow’ of the overarching canopy greets drivers and gestures an inviting welcome.”
The visually-striking exterior balances both form and function, providing uninterrupted air circulation to the centre’s seven tenancies.
The clever architectural lines continue inside the structure, with the eye-catching geometric ceiling design a key feature of the space.
Mr Vorkas says the unique ceiling is the largest of its kind in the country, and was inspired by the undulating shape of Queensland’s iconic Fraser Island.
“Seventy-one triangular panels ranging from 1.2m to 7.7m in length piece together an intricate puzzle of light and shade,” Mr Vorkas said.
“The pieces are each unique in shape and size, which made installation quite laborious.” Balance is reflected in the fine details of the centre, through the use of wooden panelling and quartz gold porcelain tiles. These create a comfortable temperature for customers to relax, while highlighting the natural beauty of Queensland’s warm climate.
Mr Tormey said the design creates an exciting hub that services the growing airport community, which sees 22.8 million annual passengers pass through the terminals.
“We saw the building as an opportunity to showcase a distinctly Queensland look that made a strong first impression for visitors,” Mr Tormey said.
“The centre provides additional amenity to service the 21,000 workers already here, and also fits with the long-term planning for the airport as it continues to grow into a vibrant commercial precinct.”
Photography: Alicia Taylor
Website : ThomsonAdsett Architects
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