Eighteen grand designs that will shape Brisbane

Posted by Design & Construct on 15-Feb-2016 20:50:06

In Architecture

Brisbane Museum's Living in the City exhibition

The exhibition will feature detailed architectural models of the projects that are currently under construction in Brisbane, alongside projects from nine sister cities in the Asia-Pacific.

Visitors will see some of the region's most exciting and innovative architectural practice, from residential towers and luxurious homes to sporting facilities. The hope is to provide visitors with a snapshot of the similarities of city living across the Asia-Pacific.

Museum of Brisbane's  Deputy Director Christopher Salter, who is co-curating the exhibition along with Architecture Media Editorial Director Cameron Bruhn, said “Architecture can reveal the personality of a city and this exhibition shows how similar life is to our neighbours in the region – how we live, work and play”. Mr Salter also went on to say, “It also poses some interesting questions, like what will city living look like in 20 years as the Asia-Pacific region continues to grow? Is Brisbane heading in the same direction as the other emerging cities in our neighbouring countries?”

Projects being showcased include:

  • 12 Creek Street, Brisbane (BVN)
  • Coorparoo Square, Brisbane (Conrad Gargett)
  • Queensland State Velodrome, Brisbane (Cox Rayner Architects)
  • A reimagined Queenslander in Highgate Hill, Brisbane (Kevin O'Brien Architects)
  • Courtyard Residence, Brisbane (Richard Kirk Architect)
  • Taringa Treehouse, Brisbane (Phorm Architecture + Design)
  • James Street Hotel, Brisbane (Richards & Spence)
  • Carina Leagues Club redevelopment, Brisbane (Shane Thompson Architects with WBP Architects)
  • The University of Queensland Student Housing Precinct, Brisbane (Wilson Architects + Partners Hill, Architects in Association)
  • The University of Auckland Science Centre, Auckland, New Zealand (Architectus)
  • Java Supermall Apartment and Hotel Tower, Semarang, Indonesia (DAY Architecture Studio)
  • Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE (DBI Design)
  • Shenzhen Affordable Housing Design, Shenzhen, China (HASSELL)
  • Jubilee Hills Residence, Hyderabad, India (Research Design Office)
  • National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Mecanoo
  • House in Suwayama, Kobe, Japan (Tato Architects)
  • Chongqing IFC Tower, Chongqing, China (Woods Bagot).
  • Cheon-dong Apartment Complex, Daejeon, South Korea (Easy Do-Si Architect)


Mr Bruhn was delighted that the centrepiece of Living in the city would be the rare opportunity to see the work of some of the world's most talented architects. He said, “This exhibition is an exclusive preview of the future of Brisbane and the Asia-Pacific, where viewers can see how ground-breaking projects come to life, from conception to completion.”


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Australia, Museum of Brisbane, (2016). Retrieved 11 February, 2016 from https://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/whats-on/living-in-the-city/