THE LONGS QUARTER

BUILDING DESIGN | INTERIOR DESIGN

Year Project Completed: 2018
Project Builder: McNab Constructions
Photography: Haus Media Co

In January 2017, StruXi set about assisting one of our valued clients with the re-development of the "Longs Building", situated in heart of Toowoomba city. The building, originally designed by Harry Marks of the famous firm Charles Marks and Sons, was built in 1909 and consisted of ornate and prohibitively expensive details. The building became known as the "City Chambers" and the original design saw it become an integral form of the Toowoomba City streetscape.

StruXi was granted with the opportunity to showcase our design skills to transform this building, without losing sight of its original structure & purpose. Unlike other buildings similar to this, the now "Longs Building" facade was significantly damaged by a destructive fire in 1950’s. Although the building was not heritage listed, we endeavoured to create a design that complemented the existing structure & design, rather than detracting from it.

The re-development of this building has added character & elegance to the Toowoomba City skyline. We hope it has as much impact as the original "City Chambers" design.

AWARDS
NABD National (Aus) Awards 2019 - Winner Alterations/Additions (Commercial Buildings)
BDAQ State (Qld) Awards 2019 - Winner Commercial Project of the Year
BDAQ State (Qld) Awards 2019 - Winner Alterations/Additions (Commercial Buildings)
BDAQ State (Qld) Awards 2019 - Winner Best Use of James Hardie Products
BDAQ Regional (South-West) Awards 2019 - Winner Alterations/Additions (Commercial Buildings)
BDAQ Regional (South-West) Awards 2019 - Winner Best Heritage Design (New or Alterations/Additions)
BDAQ Regional (South-West) Awards 2019 - Winner Best Use of James Hardie Products
BDAQ Regional (South-West) Awards 2019 - Winner Commercial Interiors

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