Australian Interior Design Awards

Published on 20/04/2011  Group GSA

Michael Mandl attended the Interior Design Awards in Melbourne Friday 15 April with Amanda York of GroupGSA Melbourne and Gordon Foster of Law Courts Limited. GroupGSA were shortlisted for the No. 1 Court at Queens Square Law Courts in Sydney. This project is a collaboration between GroupGSA and Hassell.

Sustainability and the reuse of our building stock are key issues for the modern design profession. The design of the new Court adapts the existing structure and building fabric in a new and innovative solution.

At Queens Square Law Courts, the No. 1 Federal Court resolves lighting, acoustics, sight lines, new multi-media technologies, natural light and glare together with accessibility, OH&S and the provision of multi-use venue for music, presentations and the various modes of the Court operations.

This result has been achieved through a co-ordinate response to the complexity of the functional brief, and the teamwork of a large group including the client and their representatives, designers, technicians and artists with knowledge of the constructability of the works to occur within an occupied building.