2017 Buildings


City / Spring Hill bureau^proberts Architects



Ground Floor, 232A Adelaide Street, Brisbane


SATURDAY ONLY // 10am to 4pm Guided tours and general access


John Smith Murdoch: Original building // bureau^proberts: Office fit out

Year Built

1933-1936: Original building // 2011: Office fit out

The state heritage Commonwealth Government Offices building on Anzac Square, houses the offices of bureau^proberts architects.  The historically significant building was constructed as part of the government job-creation scheme during the 1930’s depression and is early evidence of co-operation between local, state and federal governments at the time. 

The portal entry, with cable molding decorative features, leads from granite steps into bronze sheeted entry doors (now unfortunately painted over).  The innovative fitout responds to opportunities and challenges of designing within a heritage fabric.  The design reflects the bureau^proberts’ values with an open plan work environment.  Meeting rooms with modern assertions within the high-ceiling heritage space, contrasting with the existing building fabric.  Materials and detailing clearly differentiate from the new and the old.  The fitout has also been designed to incorporate best practice sustainable design.

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Saturday Tour Times

10am to 4pm Guided tours

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Limited wheelchair access. Children’s activities available.

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