Client: Lend Lease
Completion: April 2014
With major redevelopment planned around the historic Brisbane RNA Showgrounds over the next decade, developers Lend Lease wanted to start by bringing life & activity to the precinct by temporarily adapting existing structures for leisure, retail and office uses.
Shed 12 had served many years as the RNA's "chook shed", but as a fairly rudimentary structure it is not to be preserved long-term. With redevelopment planned for the near future, a proposal was made to adapt the 1,800sqm Shed as a mixed-use environment offering offices, co-working space, function rooms and a major new bar & restaurant.
As a temporary project, the intent was to keep materiality and detailing extremely simple and cost-effective, using bright colour and bulk form as the defining quality of the architecture.