RKA were the successful architects in a competitive selection process for the new ABC Headquarters in Brisbane.
The new building achieves a stimulating and healthy work environment that is able to change in line with the future demands of the ABC, by placing emphasis on the relationship between technology and people. The importance of ensuring a degree of flexibility and future proofing of the development reflects the unique requirements and needs of the deadline-driven media industry.
The prominent and public nature of the South Bank site is reflected in the buildings internal shared spaces which are open and transparent. The priority placed on such space reinforces the ABC’s public ownership and promotes a sense of community within the building. These spaces also support informal interaction and collaboration among building users who would otherwise be spread and separated across the various floors and areas.