Atherton Disaster Centre

The front facade of the Atherton Disaster Centre building illuminated at twilight

The front facade and entry to the Disaster Coordination Centre illuminated at twilight

The Tablelands Regional Council Community Education, Training and Disaster Coordination Centre (aka Atherton Disaster Centre) functions as both a disaster management hub and a multi-function centre, where community groups and government agencies can conduct educational and training programs.  Coburn Architecture commissioned us with the architecture and interiors photography of the building.

Designed to withstand category 5 cyclones, the building features a robust and dynamic form, with strong angular elements including a folded roofline.  The centre is enveloped by a protective screening, that allows transparency and for light to penetrate its high ceiling spaces.  Internally, the centre includes office, call centre and disaster coordination areas, along with flexible-design training rooms.

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