The St Lucia Lakes Link is an important project to the University of Queensland in providing a pedestrian amenity to what has become the single largest population arrival point to the campus.
Our design encompasses a land bridge over a flood-prone gully and a series of canopied terraces enabling students to reach the Student Union from arrival via either the Eleanor Schonell Bridge or the UQ CityCat Terminal. The journey is articulated in a series of segmented parts accommodating disability ramp lengths and providing different outlooks over the campus’s green belt and lakes.
The design is characterised by its moulding to the topography and by stepped canopies which allow views up into the campus as people climb, and down to the alumni forest and lakes as people descend. A layer of perforated screens enriches this experience.
For a modest budget, the project has converted a previously arduous and often sodden goat track into a journey traversed effortlessly by students by bus, cycle, ferry and on foot.
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Urban Design Award, AIA QLD 2016