ABC Headquarters

RKA were the successful architects in a competitive selection process for the new ABC Headquarters in Brisbane.

The new building achieves a stimulating and healthy work environment that is able to change in line with the future demands of the ABC, by placing emphasis on the relationship between technology and people. The importance of ensuring a degree of flexibility and future proofing of the development reflects the unique requirements and needs of the deadline-driven media industry.

The prominent and public nature of the South Bank site is reflected in the buildings internal shared spaces which are open and transparent. The priority placed on such space reinforces the ABC’s public ownership and promotes a sense of community within the building. These spaces also support informal interaction and collaboration among building users who would otherwise be spread and separated across the various floors and areas.

Project
ABC Brisbane Accommodation Project

Program
Cross-platform media production centre consisting of radio and TV studios, post-production facilities, online services, orchestra rehearsal hall, music practice studios, open plan office space, communal staff hubs, staff training rooms, boardroom, retail tenancies, loading bay, basement car park, end of trip facilities, and associated plant and equipment rooms.

Client
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Area
15,000m 2 GFA

Status
Completed

Credits
Architect | Richard Kirk Architect
Landscape Architect | Gamble McKinnon Green
Structural & Civil Engineers | Cardno
Electrical Engineer | Aurecon
Fire Engineer | AECOM
Hydraulic & Mechanical Engineers | WSP Group
ESD Consultants | Cundall
Acoustic Consultants | Arup
Access Consultant | Access All Ways
Building Certifier | Certis
Contractor | Leighton