The Hub Moreton Bay Regional Council – Australia

James Cubitt Architects (JCP) in Association with PTA were engaged by the Moreton Bay Regional Council to undertake the design and documentation of the new Caboolture Signature Project – ‘The Hub’ located within the heart of the existing Caboolture Town Square. The project brief required a community based facility incorporating a Library, Art Gallery and Learning Centre to meet the needs of one of the fastest growing regions within South East Queensland. The project has been developed to maximize the ESD agenda of the Council through the use of innovative materials and technology aimed at reducing long term costs and maintenance. The three key components of the facility will enable the city to attract larger art exhibitions through its meeting of the necessary AAA rating – By intrinsically linking the gallery and library the Council is able to promote the region as a Centre of Art and Culture. The Library has been designed to accommodate a diverse range of users from families with young children through to pensioners residing within the area. Specialized spaces have been created to allow a multitude of activities both noisy and quiet – This was a critical element of the design seen at providing the necessary flexibility to meet the mix of activities associated with a community facility. The ambiguity of space within the building as a whole allows for the merging of activities between all 3 elements of the building. This fluid use of space provides the community with greater freedom of choice in how they use and move throughout the centre. 2012 Queensland Architecture Awards – WINNER, F.D.G. Stanley Award for Public Architecture – The Caboolture Hub

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