Queensland State Steel Award for Fitzgibbon Community Centre
The Fitzgibbon Community Centre has won the Steel Clad Structures Steel Design award at the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) Queensland State Awards, held on 3 August 2012.
Yee Jien from Richard Kirk Architect attended the awards ceremony and received the award on behalf of the project team.
The Fitzgibbon Community Centre makes provocative use of steel cladding to highlight the building as a future landmark for the community.
The building is fringed by sculptural blades of weathering steel, a material that responds to the corroded car bodies once found on site. These blades form a rippled screen to the street which reveals glimpses through the building when approached by vehicle.
The Fitzgibbon Community Centre will now be eligible for the ASI National Steel Awards to be announced on 10 September 2012.