This hotel is a modern reinterpretation of hotels in Queensland through inspiration of the key architectural and cultural traditions from the iconic ‘Queenslander Vernacular’. Located at 61 Petrie Terrace, this hotel creates a more identifiable state identity and adheres to the exigency for sustainable, local design and builds our economy.
Queensland needs a return to vernacular architecture as it has ‘evolved overtime in response to local climatic, environmental, building resources & cultural human needs. It is reflective of a very specific local context & is a functional and practical design response’ (Osborne, 2016). This is achieved through focusing on three key elements of a Queenslander being location specific, cost effective and environmentally conscious. It is important to design the hotel following the Queenslander brief as it embodies an evolved understanding of our subtropical climate and our harsh landscape. It makes the most of our limited local resources in a way that treads lightly on our land.
This has led to a brand personality that is historically sensitive, jovial, communal, and inviting which holds a subtropical style that is light weight and modular in nature.
Osborne,L. 2014.Sublime Design: The Queenslander, Brisbane: The Conversation.
Georgia has always had a passion for Interior Design. She has a particular interest in Australian residential design that pushes boundaries & furniture design. With a focus on sustainability and psychology.