Women's Shelters

The Noosa Youth Service design merges competing demands for a non-institutional building reflective of the Youth Service's own clients, with the functional needs of a youth service agency. The result is a cleverly 'informal' design that incorporates public and private spaces; clear internal and external site lines; acoustic separation; and informal and formal agency spaces.

A difficult triangular site has been turned into an opportunity to maximise light and air, in a building that is at once playful, welcoming and functional.