The Built Horizons Project Exhibition

The results from the Built Horizons Project, a building design competition for Queensland high school students, will be on display in the Design Lounge from 10–21 August, 2015.


Students in Years, 10, 11 & 12 were invited to respond to one of three briefs;

Brief 1 – a home for a professional couple living in Longreach.
Brief 2 – student accommodation on Heron Island.
Brief 3 – a homeless youth hostel in Inner Brisbane with river views.

All three briefs had particular emphasis on environmental sustainability.The project was aimed squarely at students studying graphics, although any student regardless of the subjects they are currently studying were invited to submit a design. Students were able to let their imaginations run free with a range of styles, most of which were clearly influenced by the students geographical location.

The eleven designs on display in the APDL Design Lounge are the very best of those entered this year. Along with the winning designs, visitors can view commended and highly commended designs.

The Project is a collaboration between The Gateways to Industry Program, Construction Skills Queensland and Building Designers Australia and is supported in its augural year by TAFE Queensland and Rubix Modular Homes.

The winning designs came from Morayfield State High School, Marist College Ashgrove and Townsville State High School.

Date: 10–21 August, 2015
Location: Design Lounge, level 2, State Library of Queensland