sustainable architecture - sunshine coast

Winner - Sunshine Coast Regional Council “Golden Glossy” Award for Excellence in Sustainable Design, 2011

Winner - Sunshine Coast Environment Council “Froggy” Award for Sustainability in the Built Environment, 2010 (jointly with the Library)

Finalist - Sunshine Coast Regional Council “Resource Saver,” 2011

Finalist - BPN Sustainability Awards, 2011

Funded by the Australian government Building the Education Revolution (BER) program and brought in under budget by a skilled Sunshine Coast team including WD Architects, James Burrell Commercial builders and the school community, the Performance Hall at Noosa Pengari Steiner School is a primary example of sustainable building in an educational context.

Designed by WD Architects to be a flowing, beautiful and didactic building, the Performance Hall has been developed in an environmentally responsible and ethical manner in keeping with the principles that underpin all aspects of the school. We believe that providing excellent examples of sustainable design and building in an educational setting has the potential to influence children's perception, understanding and expectations of environmental sustainability throughout their school years and thereby lay a strong foundation for their whole life. The Steiner school has always aimed to do this and this new building fulfills the potential exceptionally well.

Rammed earth wall by Rammed Earth Constructions

  • Winner of the 2011 Sunshine Coast Regional Council Golden Glossy Award for Excellence in Sustainable Design
  • Winner of the 2010 Sunshine Coast Environment Council 'Froggy' Award for Sustainability in the Built Environment
  • Finalist in the 2011 BPN Sustainability Awards for Public Architecture
  • Featured in the German periodical Mensch + Architektur 77/78, April 2012