Client:Morten Bay Regional Council


Disciplines:Architecture, Interior Design, Sustainability, Urban Design

Industries:Public Realm

Sustainability:5 star Green Star - Public Building PILOT Design rating.

About the Project

The Corso represents an exciting investment into the future of the rapidly growing Northlakes community and is the first Australian local government building to achieve a 5 star Green Star - Public Building PILOT Design rating.

Located in the heart of Northlakes town centre, the $45 million master planned development offers a multitude of different internal and external spaces for public interaction, engagement and self-expression. With an underlying design concept of ‘growth’, the project represents an opportunity to encourage a sense of community, knowledge and learning. The interior architecture design response reflects this by creating a sense of volume and openness in central social spaces as well as maximise on flexibility allowing the space to evolve organically. The concept is further distilled through finishes, textures and forms.

A great team to work with…..I would have no problems whatsoever recommending PDT to any other prospective client
Keith Laurie Moreton Bay Regional Council

Project Team

Ray Pini

Senior Associate

Natasha Prasek


Leanne Goodwin

Senior Interior Designer


On entry visitors are greeted by a three –storey high atrium,where the central lounge and study area is located. The floor, column and feature ceiling to this central zone is an abstract interpretation of sitting underneath the canopy of a tree, the tree being a symbol of growth and evolution. Key areas incorporate built-in joinery and seating to create quiet nooks and comfortable reading zones along with booths for individual or group study - all with views to external gardens and beyond. The finishes and subtle patterns and graphic all draw ques from nature.

The result of the completed project has put Moreton Bay Regional Council on the sustainability map and now offers a successful regional destination in which residents and visitors can socialise, learn and relax.


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