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UQ Michie Building

Project: UQ Michie Building
Location: Brisbane , Queensland Australia
Architect: Wilson Architects
Finishes: Matt Bamboo, Matt Curry, Matt Nebbio, Matt Kalamata, Matt Mocha, Matt Neptune & Matt Sublime in AA25
Product: Aluminium SQS and Symonite Composite Panel
Completed: AUGUST 2012

 

Sapphire provided the finishes to help bring the UQ Michie building to interact with the 21st century. The University of Queensland’s Michie Building (Pronounced Miki), named after Foundation Professor John Lundie Michie, is undergoing the first refurbishment since it was built in 1972. Located at the Western End of the Great Court on the St Lucia Campus, the eight story building is home to the School of Social Science, the RD Milns Antiquities Museum and the Anthropology Museum.

THE ABSTRACTION OF THE MASONRY INTO AN ELEMENT HAVING BOTH THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MASS ANDTRANSPARENCY HAS LED TO A LIGHTWEIGHT SUSPENDED SCREEN SOLUTION, WHICH VARIES IN ITS TRANSPARENCY DEPENDENT ON THE VIEWPOINT. AS ONE MOVES AROUND THIS OBJECT THE BUILDING APPEARS TO SHIFT IN THE DEGREE OF OPACITY.