CQ Conservatorium of Music | Commercial Building Design

Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music

Description First Regional Purpose Built Conservatorium
Status Completed 2005

This was the first Australian purpose-built Conservatorium of Music located outside of a capital city. All spaces within the building have been designed to be multifunctional as the building is used as both a teaching and performance facility.

The complex contains a 200 seat fully equipped training theatre, a recording studio and a dance studio, as well as teaching and practice facilities. Through innovative design, the creative use of low-cost materials the conservatorium was constructed at two thirds the cost psm as the Queensland Conservatorium of Music at Southbank in Brisbane.

Our design combines the theatre and foyer air-conditioning systems. This reduces the air-conditioning capacity required to cool the building by providing air conditioning only to areas currently in use. Through CO2 monitoring, we reduced the fresh air intake when in teaching and rehearsing mode.