Brisbane Youth Detention Centre

Brisbane, QLD

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Law & Order
Queensland Department of Communities
Brisbane, QLD

The Queensland Department of Communities’ philosophy of ‘Centres’ within a ‘Centre’ and the need to create a normal environment were key issues with regards to this project. MODE’s master plan consequently shaped a village-like environment, creating a township in microcosm, and encompassing residential sectors, a school, sporting amenities, administration and social facilities. The architecture further strengthened the philosophy of the master plan, reflecting changes in character from use-to-use and providing an interesting and eclectic mix of buildings. Security has been achieved without the creation of an institutional character.