Charles Wright Architects

Collins Avenue
Edge Hill

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: 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.