LOCATION: Mt Gravatt, QLD
ARCHITECT: MODE Design
INTERIOR DESIGN: MODE Design
CLIENT: Department of Housing & Public Works
TRADE: Know How Cabinets
PRODUCTS: Anti Finger Print, Chemical Resistant, Anti Bacterial HPL
COLOURS: Grigio Plutone, Arancio, Bianco Luna, Grigio Frisia, Petrol
The Mt Gravatt campus is located just 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, offering students in Brisbane’s south side a convenient location to pursue their study goals.
J Block is a 1000 square metre refurbishment of a decommissioned motor mechanic workshop at Mt Gravatt TAFE. Now home to Jigsaw, a social enterprise that trains and transitions people with disability into award wage employment.
The interior concept centred on the inherent beauty of the industrial shell and reusing the existing building stock, including existing timber cladding along the perimeter walls to highlight the warehouse aesthetic.
Exposed beams, 6m high ceilings and natural ventilation helped reduce the need for new building materials and therefore reducing waste, allowing the design team to focus on the important elements within the space.
MODE also worked with DTM Timber, and Cape York Timber, an Indigenous social enterprise, to supply beautiful Darwin stringybark hardwood that envelops the reception and waiting area – sustainably sourced from the Kakadu region by Cape York Timber.
New works include a bespoke workspace for 72 employees and associated support amenity; training and meeting rooms, utility, kitchen, breakout and reception with an innovative approach, meeting compliance to the NCC and Australian Standards.
Projects of this calibre are hard to come by and to have our anti-fingerprint laminates displayed in such a magnificent way showcases the features of the product.
A special thanks go to Mode Design for selecting our products and supplying these images.