SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
1 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
Peddle Thorp Architects
In the early 1990’s, the Caloundra City Council, commissioned the construction of a new administration building and chambers to accommodate the expansion of this fast growing region. The Council engaged Peddle Thorp Architects to provide a modern administration building that reflected the Sunshine Coast architectural style of the time. The architect created a building that was low in scale and incorporated a large, over sailing butterfly roof. The building features subtropical design elements through the use of external sun shading devices and projected floor plates. This reflects the movement at the time towards more energy efficient office space. The Council Chambers has a large curved glass wall to the
south and large raking ceilings to reflect a transparent and open local government.
Opened in 1995 the building currently accommodates Sunshine Coast Council Caloundra Chambers and Caloundra Administration.