The Bundaberg Airport structure was designed to recapture the image of flight, and the inspiration drew upon an aircraft wing supported and suspended by cables from four independent structural steel columns. This visually light tensile approach gave maximum future flexibility to the internal planning. The sculptured side service core constructed form is in concrete block – plastered. Large overhangs to the glass walls are incorporated for climate control and shade.
The glass wall opens for natural cross ventilation.
1991 – Industry Award: Inaugural Steel Profile — Architecture of the Decade Award [To Commemorate 10 Years of Outstanding Architecture]
1986 – RAIA Citation for Meritorious Architecture
1986 – Award of Merit — Metal Building Products Manufacturers Association