The recent rain event in north Queensland has made it’s presence felt in Normanton, the site of the recent sports facility built for Gulf CC. During the design process, a great deal of time was spent considering the appropriate level of the building slab in the instance of a significant rain event. Along with the level, consideration was given to finishes, wall construction, plumbing and structure to best weather the storm of the worst case scenario.
Aesthetics are important, but the practical nature of design for environment was foremost in our minds when planning this building - from flood waters to wind driven rain; from extreme operating temperatures to dust ingress.
A member of staff was able to capture these images of the rising waters. It was a great relieve for the design team to see the waters not encroaching into the facility, but stopping just shy. Our thoughts go to those not so fortunate and the people that are volunteering to assist them.