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Sunshine Coast Design book celebrates Architectus projects

Two Architectus projects have been featured in the Sunshine Coast Council’s new publication ‘Sunshine Coast Design’, a book created to inspire, educate and guide great architecture and urban design in the Sunshine Coast region.

The Sunshine Coast University Hospital and the University of the Sunshine Coast Chancellery buildings were both designed to respond to the Sunshine Coast climate and relaxed, informal lifestyle.

The hospital is part of a 20-hectare integrated health campus on a green-field site at Kawana on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane. The hospital’s Outdoor Room provides a welcoming and relaxed main entry to the hospital and to the Sunshine Coast Health Institute. It was designed to provide staff, visitors, patients and students with cool, shady spaces to occupy in summer and warm sheltered outdoor spaces to occupy during winter. People can also lounge and sit in small groups on the large grassed space that is open to the sky.

Figure 1: The Outdoor Room at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital featured in Sunshine Coast Design.

Sunshine Coast Design Book

The Outdoor Room was envisaged as a community space to be utilised by people visiting the health facility, as well as people from the emerging community adjacent to the hospital. A steel framed canopy with patterned glass, and timber battens creates an inviting quality of dappled light to the spaces below.

Figure 2: The Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Sunshine Coast University Hospital is featured in the Sunshine Coast Design Book

The University of the Sunshine Coast Chancellery building includes the new Chancellery, 14 tutorial rooms, 40 academic offices, 600 m2 of student services, a 251-seat lecture theatre and a café. Generous covered outdoor spaces bring all of the varied uses together with clarity and create a democratic environment for the 800 occupants including students, academics and research staff.

Figure 3: The University of Sunshine Coast Chancellery.

University of Sunshine Coast Chancellery is featured in the Sunshine Coast Design Book

Principal and National Sector Leader for Public Architecture Stephen Long said, “this is a fantastic initiative by the Sunshine Coast Council to promote and inform good design; design that has a distinctive Sunshine Coast identity and design that reflects the values of the community and local qualities of place.”

Click here to access a digital copy of Sunshine Coast Design.

Figure 4: The Sunshine Coast Design Book.

Sunshine Coast Design Book