INTREC were engaged by the Queensland Museum to deliver an interior refurbishment of the Sciencentre SparkLab in Southbank, Brisbane. The first major renovation since it’s opening in 2004, the project was made up of over 40 interactive exhibitions. These exhibits show how science contributes to our daily lives and is a showcase for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
The project required extensive sound proofing to perimeter walls and the slab above, due to the large number of children that will occupy SparkLab at any given time. The bespoke, high specification refurbishment featured a core of partially exposed, limewashed plywood walls that were lined with various coloured Perspex sheets. These were backlit with feature lighting and were surrounded by interactive displays from around the world. These displays were incorporated into locally manufactured joinery components. An impressive amount of feature-lighting was installed throughout the works, along with projectors and special cameras to enhance the entertainment of the children.
Home to the World Science Conference in 2019, the Sciencentre SparkLab was successfully delivered within the proposed timeframe alongside Arup, Norman Disney & Young and Steele Wrobel. The INTREC team won a 2019 Queensland Master Builders Award for Best Tourism and Leisure facility up to $10 million for this colourful and creative project.