(Sims White Architects in Association with Shane Thompson Architects)
The Goods Shed is representative of the key role that rail played in the formation of the State of Queensland. Part of a larger masterplan connecting the city to future recreational space, the restrained redevelopment of the Goods Shed provides functional flexibility for a range of uses. The investigation into the timber truss forms and their structural rectification is a key part of the project and the resolution of this work is accomplished. Insertions are modest and do not detract from the impressive scale of the building. The retained and revealed rail tracks and associated infrastructure adds significant insights to this heritage listed building for future generations.
Photo credits: Andrew Coates, Salt Studios Toowoomba