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ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE BASE

A project consisting of prefabricated and flat-packed buildings, the Royal Flying Doctors Service Mount Isa Base was awarded top honours at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2012 North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards. It received a Regional Commendation and the Walter and Oliver Turnbridge Award for Building of the Year. Planned around a courtyard, the buildings are designed to reduce energy use through orientation, natural light and ventilation. The courtyard provides cooling and visual amenity, allowing segregation and security between office and clinical areas, and easy after-hours access to meeting rooms and amenities.


“Mathieu was integral to the success of this project…. It has been a pleasure to work with Mathieu, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any architectural projects.”

Project Manager, Royal Flying Doctor Service


Client
Royal Flying Doctor Service (Qld Section)
Location
Mt Isa, Queensland
Contractor
Hutchinson Builders
Consultants
Bligh Tanner (Structural & Civil Engineers)
LEHR Consultants (Services Engineers)
Brett Beeson (Environmental Consultant)
Catherine Brouwer (Landscape Architect)
Collaborators
Project completed while at APA and reviewed by several mentors including:
Peter Roy
Leigh Shutter
Fedor Medek
Garth Hollindale
Rex Addison
Photographer
Jon Henzell (Camera Obscura)