The Deck has captured the hearts of Northshore’s visitors and earned the building numerous architectural awards, including:
- two awards at the Australian Timber Design Awards 2018
- the Hayes and Scott Award for Small Project Architecture the 2018 QueenslandArchitecture Awards, and
- a national award for small projects at The 2018 RAIA National Architecture Awards in Melbourne.
The client was picturing a shipping container fitout to act as an information hub next to the popular Eat Street precinct. We thought outside the box (outside the shipping container, you could say) and took our inspiration from recycled wharf timbers from the site’s history. We brought architect Anna O’Gorman on board, and she conceived a stunning small, modular design that ditched the shipping containers and instead connected the building to its site and surroundings by framing the river in the recycled grey ironbark timbers.
Anna and Green Light Creative then chose Charles Warren Construction for the build, and the old wharf timbers were processed by Kennedy's Timber. To bring the architect’s vision to life, we managed all suppliers and the team worked under challenging site conditions to deliver a breath-taking, award-winning outcome.
The efforts of this team were second to none and choosing this dream team certainly taught us a lot and ensured that an amazing end product was delivered! We were truely fortunate to find such talent to bring onboard for this project.