GHD Woodhead was commissioned by Brisbane City Council to deliver interior design services for the restoration of Brisbane City Hall. GHD Woodhead was project architect in association with Tanner Kibble Denton Architects, who provided heritage and architectural services.

GHD Woodhead’s interior design role included space planning, design of joinery, bespoke carpets, colour schemes, finishes selections, wet areas, window treatments, co-ordination of services with design elements and furniture selections.

Brisbane City Hall is the city’s most notable example of a classic revival building in a significant national heritage place. The building has now been restored for future generations, continuing to provide strong cultural connectivity for the people of Brisbane.

A key success factor of the design was that the original building fabric of Brisbane City Hall remains largely unaltered. Central to the restoration work was leveraging opportunities within the building services and structural requirements to deliver an interior suitable for its role as a fully scoped convention and functions centre, while addressing the heritage, environmental sustainability and internal building constraints.

GHD Woodhead and Tanner Kibble Denton Architects engaged with stakeholders to meet the client’s objective to provide a new life for this city treasure.