Queen Street Mall
This project is the centre-piece of Brisbane's renewed Queen Street Mall. The structure has been designed to be "iconic"- it generates an appropriate urban marker for the crossing of Queen Street Mall and Albert Street, providing a meeting place, a place for pause and congregation in the centre of the Mall. It frames, without blocking, the view from King George Square to the Botanic Gardens. In other words, it takes on an important role, not just in the Mall but in Albert Street and the wider readings of the city. The success of this "place" has been realised through the considered and practical approach to the components. The detailing of the steel, timber and glass structure allows a "feathering" at the edges, which together with the structural drama created by the support framing, ensures simplicity and elegance to be experienced by the people of Brisbane. The project involved a very close liaison between architects and engineers. The use of integrated CAD packaging and ease in software translations made this interaction seamless in its operation.
2000 RAIA Queensland Chapter Regional Commendation