Queensland uni's skyward expansion
Architects Peddle Thorp Pty Ltd recently completed a challenging project at Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Gardens Point Campus. Faced with a growing need for additional office space for administration and student services staff, and an extremely restricted site, the architects creatively added an additional two storeys to the top of the podium of the existing eight storey 'O' Block tower.
Due to the public nature of the facility, all exposed steelwork, including a bridge and balustrading, is hot dipped galvanized to provide superior resistance to graffiti and abrasive damage. Internal steelwork is prime coated with Dulux 'Luxaprime' Zinc Phosphate urethane alkyd primer.
Article published on Thursday, 01 January 2015