The Year of the Pig will see a beautiful new community centre and museum to house the Lit Sung Goong Temple collection for CADCAI, celebrating the founding families of Cairns’ historical and contemporary Chinese community. TPG Architects look forward to the development of this exciting project. Meet you by the moon gate soon.
2019 is set to be an exciting year in the cultural life of Cairns. Arts Queensland has announced TPG’s design for the major upgrade to the revitalised Centre of Contemporary Arts (CoCA). Incorporated in the sun shade screen facade will be a digital screen that will platform curated public art. Depicted here is My Country by Mornington Island artist Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul, 2009.
To see the design plans on Arts Queensland’s website, click here.
Construction for stage 1 of the $2.7M upgrade of the Cairns North Sports Precinct is underway.
This Commonwealth-funded project will assist the growth of hockey in the Far North in alignment with development strategies for Northern Australia.
TPG Architects devised a master plan which will see a new stadium linking the ‘Rainforest’ and ‘Reef’ pitches, enabling a sweeping overview of both fields for spectators during tournaments and practice sessions.
The new stadium will serve as a welcoming contemporary facility hosting local sports and international visitors alike. We look forward to watching the project unfold in the coming months.
Two Port Douglas projects by TPG Architects made the top ten in the latest Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for best hotels in Australia. Congratulations to Peninsula Boutique Hotel at #4 and Freestyle Resort at #10.
See the story here: https://www.newsport.com.au/2019/january/three-port-douglas-hotels-voted-among-best-in-australia/
Photo credits from left to right: Peninsula streetfront from https://www.peninsulahotel.com.au, Peninsula pool shots by TPG Architects.
Freestyle facade by newsport.com.au, Freestyle pool shots from https://www.freestyleportdouglas.com.au
These holiday apartments offer private luxury living space with a sophisticated street presence. Located in the centre of Port Douglas, the seven apartments have either two or three bedrooms, including a penthouse with rooftop pool. Embracing the tropical setting, a covered walkway over a private rainforest bridge leads to each front door.
Each apartment has been designed to maximise the feeling of light, while embracing tropical living through light materials, water features and timber accents. Proudly created to be as eco-friendly as possible with solar panels, battery storage and smart technology, the single-stacked stepped design captures natural airflow which generates passive cooling and reduces the use of air conditioning, hence reducing electricity bills substantially.
For more project images, visit the gallery here.
TPG Architects have been appointed by Arts Queensland to carry out the design work in a $3.5 million transformation and revitalision of the Centre of Contemporary Arts in Cairns. In consultation with acclaimed visual artist Brian Robinson and choreographer Pauline Lampton, the regeneration is to include a fresh, modernised facade, activated and inviting street-level design, new studio spaces, public artworks, inclusive green spaces and links to corridors slated for further enhancement and development within Cairns’ cultural precinct.
For further information, follow Arts Queensland’s link here: https://www.arts.qld.gov.au/coca-cairns