Charles Wright Architects
Charles Wright Architects


Location:
Collins Avenue
Edge Hill
Cairns
Queensland
Australia

coordinates: -16.8993111,145.7492371
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Building names(s): Cairns Botanical Centre
Architect/Designer: Charles Wright
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Charles Wright Architects


Completion date: 2013

function(s): civic, visitor information centre

opening hours:
Weekdays 9am – 4.30pm, Weekends 10am – 2.30pm
Closed on Public Holidays

website: www.cairns.qld.gov.au

Size: GFA 1415m2

cost: $4.7 M

Environmental principles applied to this project:
ESD initiatives include solar panels for feedback into the energy grid, stormwater harvesting tanks, mixed mode air-conditioning systems, low energy light fittings throughout, low water usage fittings, long life cycle efficiency materials and construction, solar treatment to all windows, naturally ventilated circulation corridors and shaded exposed thermal mass internally.