This was the first Australian purpose-built Conservatorium of Music located outside of a capital city. All spaces within the building have been designed to be multifunctional as the building is used as both a teaching and performance facility.
The complex contains a 200 seat fully equipped training theatre, a recording studio and a dance studio, as well as teaching and practice facilities. Through innovative design, the creative use of low-cost materials the conservatorium was constructed at two thirds the cost per square metre.as the Queensland Conservatorium of Music at Southbank in Brisbane.
Our design combines the theatre and foyer air-conditioning systems. This reduces the air-conditioning capacity required to cool the building by providing air conditioning only to areas currently in use. Through CO2 monitoring, we reduced the fresh air intakes when the theatre was being used in teaching and rehearsing mode, and required less fresh air, than when an audience was in attendance.