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One of Australia’s leading creative precincts.

Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries Precinct

The Creative Industries Precinct at QUT amalgamated all creative disciplines across the University into one world-class creative hub across fine arts, dance, drama, performance, music and the visual arts.

This precinct offers students an intuitive and leading creative space and further helps to position the university as one of Australia’s leading creative teaching and research institutions.

The precinct is a vibrant, connected, transparent and flexible series of buildings strategically arranged around adjoining public open spaces.  

The $60 million project included three elements. The first was the construction of a six-storey building at the corner of Musk Avenue and Kelvin Grove Road, which is fitted with specialty dance and concert halls, recording studios, offices, and more. The design of the building addressed the current and changing needs of learning spaces and pedagogy by providing adaptable and flexible studio spaces for performing and visual arts students. Academics and professional staff have a next generation workplace that has no individual offices, but rather a series of varied and agile settings for different activities and academic workspace. 

The team then worked on the refurbishing four heritage-listed buildings that date back to the First World War, and the third element was a new services hub located within an existing facility. 

  • Customer
    Queensland University of Technology
  • Location
    Brisbane, Queensland
  • Specialisation
    Education & research
  • Start
    December 2012
  • End
    August 2014
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The design supports collaborative learning and student engagement through planned engagement hubs and social learning spaces adjacent to studio spaces.
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The design is environmentally sustainable achieving a 5 Star Green Star design rating.
One of the heritage-listed buildings was a 100-year-old former Infantry Drill Hall that was converted into a performing arts workshop.


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