• 2020 ACT Architecture Awards – Commendation in the Commercial Architecture


  • Building Services Network with automated reporting provides Management and Tenants regular energy performance and occupancy data
  • Communications pathways to support in-building fibre optic networks
  • Generous risers to facilitate enhanced ICT capability now and into the future.
  • Adaptable HVAC, Electrical and Communications infrastructure to support Tenant fitout flexibility
  • Base building infrastructure has been designed to accommodate future changes in workplace trends
  • Security of services through back-up power supply, and redundancy in HVAC plant
  • Abundant natural light with solar protection to the eastern, northern and western facades
  • Small HVAC system zones dynamically adjusting to provide uniform thermal conditions
  • High performance ventilation
  • High efficiency fittings and fixtures, water collection and re-use for landscape irrigation and HVAC
  • Electric Vehicle Charging points
  • PV Solar array to roof

The twelve storey CQ Civic Quarter building offers 15,917m2 of office accommodation on Canberra’s Northbourne Avenue.

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.

The building includes a two storey Foyer that provides 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.

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.