James Street Market, Brisbane – a subtropical retail case study

James Street Market's covered mallIn the Australian subtropics, high rainfall, warm weather and humidity present unique challenges and opportunities for the architects tasked with designing eco-sensitive projects. The James Street Market utilises climate-responsive design to increase energy efficiency and reduce associated environmental impacts.
Completed in 2002, it stands out as a leading example of climate-responsive retail design.

note summary
  1. Project details
  2. Introduction
  3. Background
  4. Climate-responsive design
  5. Application of climate-responsive design principles
  6. Building construction
  7. Key lessons
  8. Conclusion