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2019 WAN Awards: RNA Large Animal Pavilion - Shane Thompson Architects

Copy taken from entry 2019
28 Jun 2019

RNA Large Animal Pavilion - Shane Thompson Architects is an entry in the Civic category at the 2019 World Architecture News Awards.

The Brisbane “Ekka” is an institution in Queensland life. The Royal National Association (RNA) annual show has a major focus on the grazing and agricultural industries and includes one of the world’s largest cattle shows, where beef and dairy cattle of many breeds are exhibited, with this event seen as the major industry showcase for the Australian Beef Cattle Industry, drawing industry visitors from around the world. The historic RNA showgrounds in the inner city are currently being redeveloped in one of the country’s largest Urban Renewal programmes. The redevelopment will retain and enhance a significant stock of existing heritage buildings and places, whilst integrating a range of new retail, commercial, multi-residential, new multi-purpose convention, exhibition, and car-parking facilities. The new Large Animal Pavilion is designed not only to accommodate the annual Cattle and other large animals’ exhibition (housing up to 1800 head of cattle), but also to provide for other major exhibitions each calendar year, and further car-parking to meet the demands of Convention and Exhibition attendees and the nearby Royal Brisbane Hospital. The multiple modes of operation demanded a unique design with no recognisable international precedents. We developed a strong working relationship with the client and key stakeholders, undertook significant research, attended the annual show, observed and recorded the facility demands and complex logistics, including the peak periods of loading and unloading of cattle to ensure a robust and flexible facility that could easily and readily adapt to both the known and unknown variations in the buildings operations

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2019
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