Location: QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane
Client: Queensland University of Technology/ Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd
The QUT bookshop will be one of the tenancies in the newly constructed Y block building at Gardens Point campus. The 700sqm space is divided into administration, store room, coffee shop and bookshop. The successful business had very specific practical requirements, which has influenced the overall design of the space. The client wanted to create more than a university bookshop by incorporating a variety of merchandise and general books, but also incorporating design elements and material usage. The material usage has been considered with the rest of the building and its environment requirements. The addition of a cafe in the bookshop provides the opportunity to attract further customers and to bring them into the bookshop for impulse purchasing.