The Kurilpa Bridge project was an opportunity to not only make a new pedestrian and cycle connection across Brisbane’s river but also new forms of public space, as well as a symbol of a city forging its identity at the forefront of art, science and technology. Its conceptualisation, based upon Buckminster Fuller’s principles of tensegrity, was to simultaneously resolve unusual physical challenges, such as navigational constraints and motorway spanning, and embrace the spirit of a relaxed, subtropical city seeking to prioritise walking, cycling and healthy lifestyle. It ultimately embodies and conveys Brisbane’s emergence as a contemporary design city.
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World Transport Building of the Year, WAF 2011
Karl Langer Award for Urban Design, AIA QLD 2010