This project has breathed new life into one of Brisbane’s most iconic boom-era hotels (formerly fondly known as the ‘Jube’) while equally creating, through its pavilion extension, a new type of pub experience – that of an ‘urban room’ in the city. The restoration was undertaken by Blight Rayner with heritage architect Ivan McDonald to Burra Charter principles, as well as with great care by artisan tradespeople. The expansion is contemporary both inside and out, enriching experience of place by diversity and preserving the iconic identity of the original hotel building. The project demonstrates how, through considered design, a pub from a bygone era can be extended, in both its external and internal fabric, to respond to contemporary urban lifestyles generating what is evidently immense public popularity.
Frequency of Guided Tours: N/A
Food & Beverage
Is Heritage listed
Recent Architectural or Engineering Awards: 2023 AIA Greater Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards, People’s Choice Award (Jubilee Place Precinct) 2023 AIA Greater Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards, Regional Commendation - Urban Category (Jubilee Place Precinct) 2023 AIA Greater Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards, Regional Commendation – Heritage Category 2023 AIA Greater Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards, Regional Commendation – Interior Category
Environment Accreditation: This type of restoration maintains the embodied energy efficiency of an historic hotel building. This is complemented by the new pavilion being entirely naturally ventilated and daylit.