The spaces and facilities in these sites have passed their lifecycle and accordingly QUT now aims to “reconfigure and re-imagine teaching, student and staff spaces” in the two sites. The works involve the demolition and removal of all internal fixtures, finishes, glazing, doors, joinery etc and installation of all new materials, equipment and furniture in its place. This includes upgrades to mechanical, electrical, fire, security and hydraulic services.
For the Oodgeroo Unit, in addition to the interior redesign and reconfiguration, QUT also plans to construct a new insitu concrete slab above the D1 work shed roof, and to open the internal spaces onto this new floor area which will become an external terrace. There are also works proposed for the Oodgeroo Unit entry way, including aesthetic improvements to the overhead bridge connecting the Ooodgeroo Unit to A Block.
APP’s team will be led by Rob Camping, supported by Jasmin Yuke. Jasmin is also a current student at the Indigenous Oodgeroo Unit. Construction is by Schiavello, with design by BVN.