Many of the city’s key environmentally engineered buildings open their doors for 2012 Brisbane Open House, which also launches its new speaker series.
Many of Brisbane’s green buildings will share their secrets when they open their doors for Brisbane Open House on Saturday 6 October. Visitors will learn how Hassell reused or recycled 88 percent of building waste (by weight) during the construction phase of its studio, or how Aecom’s green office approach includes hosting worm farms in each of the building’s staff kitchens.
The green buildings open on the day are:
One One One Eagle Street
One of Brisbane’s latest green additions – pre-booked tours of One One One Eagle Street will feature the tri-generation system, public areas and building and tenant floor design.
Having targeted 4 Star Green Star v1 Retail Centre Design rating, Wintergarden has recently achieved a 5 Star Green Star rating. Wintergarden features a major art facade to all frontages in stainless steel and aluminium incorporating interactive LEDs.
Brisbane Supreme and District Court
Arguably the most significant new building built in Brisbane’s CBD for four decades, the Brisbane Supreme and District Court features an open, accessible and transparent design in sharp contrast to the 1970’s precast concrete courthouse it replaces.
Brisbane Square, a certified 5 star Green Star – Office Design v1 project, is a landmark thirty-seven-storey office building on the Brisbane River bounded by George Street, Queen Street, and Adelaide Street.
Conrad Gargett Architecture – 400 George Street
This unique workspace, located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, will showcase Conrad Gargett’s Emergency Shelter Exhibition and provides 360 views of Brisbane. 400 George achieved a 5 Star Green Star Office Design v2 rating in February 2008 and a 5 Star Green Star Office As Built v2 rating in February 2011.
This 6 Star Green Star building has secured a double thread in environmental sustainability. Certified under the Green Star Office Design and As Built rating tools, Santos Place puts sustainability into action. Entering through the cave-like arcade and foyer, visitors will be transported to the Top Floor to experience unparalleled views over Brisbane and beyond.
Wesley House IV
Visitors will enjoy a guided tour of Tract Consultants and Low Carbon Australia’s offices as well as the building’s spacious roof garden.
Aecom – North Tower HQ
Enjoy a tour of Aecom’s highly sustainable, flexible and inspirational workplace including the Level 8 reception and Level 10, which is home to building engineering, planning, design and development and water infrastructure services.
Cardno – Green Square (North Tower)
Cardno’s office is located on level 11 of Green Square North Tower - the first building in Queensland to be awarded both a 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built v2 and a 6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2 certification. Visit Cardno’s highly sustainable workplace and enjoy views over the neighbouring RNA Regeneration Project.
Hassell’s studio has been designed to achieve improved sustainable values in: management, indoor environment quality, energy, transport, water, materials, land use and ecology, emissions and innovation.
BOH Speaker Series at King George Square
The inaugural Brisbane Open House Speaker Series at the Ikea Outdoor Lounge features talks throughout the day by Brisbane architects, landscape architects, designers and Councilor Amanda Cooper. No registration required.
10 am: The ‘how’ of great places: Exploring the things you never knew you needed, but love
Cathryn Chatburn (Aecom)
11 am: NEW City Centre Master Plan
Councillor Amanda Cooper (Neighbourhood Planning and Development Assessment)
12 pm: Evolution of Brisbane
Richard Coulson (Cox Rayner Architects)
1 pm: Temporary Parks and People Places
Amalie Wright (Landscapology)
2 pm: Brisbane’s Laneways
Tanya Neville (Inhabitus)
3 pm: Post 80s rationalisation – Altering 1980-90s brick boxes to facilitate social and climatic interaction
James Russell (James Russell Architects)