Kurilpa Pedestrian Bridge

Brisbane, Queensland

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

In association with
Department of Public Works, Queensland Government
Project Status
Completed, 2006-2009
Key Consultants
Eric Martin & Associates, Gamble McKinnon Green, Dot Dash, RCP, Urban Art Projects
Contractor / Builder