James Street Market, Brisbane – a subtropical retail case study

James Street Market's covered mallThis note was reviewed and approved for currency in October 2018.

In 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