Sector

Community

Subsector

Centres & Libraries

Client

Cairns Regional Council

Completed

2017

Team Leader

Paul DeJong

Architect

Total Project Group Architects

Civil & Structural Engineer

ARUP

Services Engineer

WSP

Hydraulic Engineer

Gilboy Hydraulic Solutions

Building Certifier

All Construction Approvals

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$6.6M

Project value

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46

Weeks to build

History

The Cairns School of Arts was built in 1907 and is one of the oldest buildings in the city.

The Queensland Heritage Register-listed building is sited on a prime CBD location and is one of four heritage buildings on the corner of Lake and Shields streets. This combination creates one of the best intersections in the Cairns CBD, demonstrating 20th century cultural, hotel, residential and commercial uses.

The important School of Arts building demonstrates a range of aesthetic characteristics valued by the Cairns community, in particular its contribution to the streetscapes of Lake and Shields streets.

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Awards

2017 AIA Awards Far North Queensland Regional Eddie Oribin Award for Building of the Year

2017 AIA Awards Far North Queensland Regional Commendation for Heritage Architecture

Cairns Museum School of Arts

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