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IDEA Shortlist Series: Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages by Plus Architecture

IDEA Shortlist Series: Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages by Plus Architecture


In the lead up to the highly anticipated IDEA Gala party in November, ADR shines a light on the projects that could bring home a trophy.  

Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages by Plus Architecture is shortlisted in the Workplace Over 1000sqm Category of the 2018 IDEA Awards. The winners will be announced at the exclusive IDEA Gala party on 23 November at Centennial Homestead, Sydney. Join us for a night of celebration with this year’s winners by purchasing your tickets here.

Design Statement

The brief from the Queensland Government’s Department of Justice was for a timeless, memorable and elegant interior, providing an experience worthy of one of the most important days in someone’s life.

RBDM entrance way

Those arriving at level 32 could easily be mistaken for thinking they had arrived at a hotel lobby. The foyer features a marble reception counter, framed by wall panelling embossed with faded text of the lives of prominent Queenslanders.

RBDM lobby

The brief for this project included several mixed uses not often seen in workplace design. In addition to an agile, paper-light workspace for 120 staff the brief required a flexible design for a variety of ancillary services, including customer service, ceremony spaces, as well as registry and private consultation spaces.

RBDM reception desk

The broad mix of services provided in this facility provided a design challenge to the architects: requiring a space which is fit for purpose for delivering joyous marriage ceremonies to issuing and administering birth and death certificates.

RBDM kitchen areas

Mindful of the facility’s public nature and important role in the delivery of key government services, the architect incorporated a sense of welcome and sophistication in the design, with the use of signature light fittings and wood panelling.

Photography by Studio 4 Photography 

Purchase your tickets for the 2018 IDEA Gala here before they sell out!


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