The vision for the Caboolture Hub was to create a place for people to interact, learn and be entertained in an uplifting environment with memorable spaces that would last the test of time. Comprising a modern public library, regional gallery, learning centre and cafe alongside the Caboolture Town Square, the building provides a community facility designed to offer the people of Caboolture a centre for local culture, art, history and education.
The interior space maximises the use of natural light via large north-facing and clerestory windows, and double-storey interconnected volumes that manipulate the scale of the building's internal functions. Movement is intended to be a visceral experience, with a series of stairs, balconies, voids and views establishing a level of transparency to reinforce the importance of being visible in the public realm.
The diversity of use extends beyond the defined space of the building by way of a civic-scaled colonnade linking the building to each side of the city. The engagement of the building to the wider precinct has established a stronger civic presence for the town square. The opportunity for internal activity to spill to the outside is afforded by way of an internal amphitheatre that can reveal itself to an outside plaza and bring the inside world to the public domain.
The design team embraced the ideal that public architecture in regional areas should display as much presence and thoroughness of design as that which is created in capital cities. They followed the idea that regional communities should feel part of the state and of the country as well as their own locale - 'to feel connected and respected'.
RAIA (QLD) Architecture Awards, F.D.G Stanley Award for Public Architecture, 2012
RAIA Sunshine Coast Architecture 2012Awards, Gabriel Poole Award For Building of The Year, 2012
CONCRETE COLOUR SYSTEMS
FACADE PANEL SYSTEM
VM ZINC AUSTRALIA
VILLA BOARD COLONNADE CEILING
TOTAL CONCEPT GROUP
VIRIDIAN NEW WORLD GLASS
SANITARY FIXTURES & HARDWARE