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Toll Holdings Distribution Centre, Murrarie, Qld

Winner: Commercial Design also
Winner: Pilkington Award for Most Effective Use of Glass

BB Design Group Pty Ltd
(03) 9354 1544
www.bbdesigngroup.com.au
Toll Holdings Distribution Centre, Murrarie, Qld

This project, on the outskirts of Brisbane’s CBD, is a state-of-the-art distribution facility. The clever roof design is held up by a slender structure which runs right across the building, with the canopy clear-spanning daringly, to focus on the main distribution point. A sensation of lightness has been achieved in the office by adopting a climatic approach. The unusual blue glass results in an interesting surface. The entire complex is enclosed with landscaping, to provide a better environmental impact. Rows of trees feature along the building’s office front, and along all boundary perimeters. A basement carpark for 110 cars, below part of the warehouse and the office building, add to the thermal control. This warehouse and office development displays the designer’s confidence and skill, resolving the complexity of the new logistics facility with design analysis and paying close attention to the intended use of the building. The use of the blue glass, coupled with the shading devices, and the considered integration of landscaping, have created a competent aesthetic, of which the designer can be rightfully proud.