The twelve storey CQ Civic Quarter building offers 15,917m2 of office accommodation at the heart of Northbourne Avenue, Canberra and achieved a 5-Star NABERS Energy Rating. ACOR worked alongside the client and the team to design and engineer the building services for the precinct.
The building includes a two storey Foyer that provides a Concierge, Business Centre, Lounge, Café, and access to upper floors. The rear service core includes destination control lifts, stairs, toilets, cleaner’s facilities, and services risers.
Office accommodation is provided in flexible rectangular floor plates on ten levels of approximately 1,500m2 per floor with additional roof top and mezzanine office accommodation. Office levels are modular with minimum columns and feature a cantilevered glass wall overlooking the adjacent Veteran’s Park.
Offices feature curtain wall glazing with low air-infiltration and high thermal resistance, while enhanced building insulation and high efficiency air-conditioning systems work together to improve the climate inside and out.
Small HVAC zones enable systems to dynamically adjust for ideal thermal conditions, while filtration systems maximise air quality. Augmented mobile phone reception and wireless access is enabled throughout the building keep occupants connected.
A range of sustainability features have been deployed including rooftop solar panels, water retention systems and high efficiency fixtures.
The project incorporated intelligent building initiatives to achieve a 5-Star NABERS Energy Rating.
May & Russell Architects