UQ Business School

Richard Kirk Architect + Hassell, in joint venture, were the successful architects in a limited design competition for the University of Queensland Business School (UQBS).

The new UQBS building will occupy a prominent site in the University forecourt within the existing campus master plan while establishing a new identity for the Business School.

The UQBS building will be: – Cultural and Communal – Authentic and of its place – Interconnected with the landscape – Transparent

The general layout and planning for UQBS is organised in two volumes that joined by a central atrium at the heart of the building. Functional areas are located horizontally and vertically to create a communal building with consideration to the hierarchy of the Business School.

The building will be an open, interactive and connected facility offering business knowledge leadership with global reach. The outward focus of the school will forge a culture of collaboration, effective and innovative learning; a place for sharing and engagement with the business community to ultimately be the portal between academia and business at UQ.

UQBS will be a 5-star Green Star rated building that will have numerous ESD initiatives integral to the design including operable facade systems, mixed-mode ventilation, solar array and rainwater harvesting.

Program
State-of-the-art facility showcasing the UQ Business School with a focus on providing world class teaching and learning environments for students, staff and industry leaders

Client
University of Queensland

Area
16,120m 2

Status
Design

Credits
Architect | Richard Kirk Architect (joint venture with Hassell)