Brisbane Airport launches national property design competition

Following the success of Brisbane Airport’s Airport Atelier, Brisbane Airport Corporation will today launch a national design competition for Brisbane Airport’s first Property Master Plan.

CEO and Managing Director of Brisbane Airport, Julieanne Alroe, said the competition is intended to build on the partnership approach initiated through the Atelier around airport property design.

“The Airport Atelier saw approximately 80 people from local and state government, along with many of Brisbane’s most well-respected architects, town planners and urban designers come together to offer design ideas and concepts for the future planning and development of Brisbane Airport,” Ms Alroe said.

“The design competition will continue the partnership momentum generated through the Atelier to deliver a property vision for Brisbane Airport, which better connects the airport to its city through physical infrastructure, urban design, and community,” she said.

The design competition will call on Expressions of Interest to deliver a Property Master Plan, which compliments the overarching Brisbane Airport Master Plan. Three entrants will be then shortlisted and have six weeks to deliver their Property Master Plan concept.

Entrants will be supplied with an outcomes report from the Airport Atelier, so they have access to ideas, concepts and conclusions made during the workshop event, which are then able to be incorporated into their own competition submissions.

The Airport Atelier saw two winning concepts: one focused on delivering a ‘green airport’ using energy efficient design, and another which concentrated on an east-west access between the city and the airport.

The designs of the winning teams best exemplified criteria of connectivity, community, creativity, and commerciality, with specific focus on delivering concepts that enable Brisbane Airport to reflect the iconic traits of Brisbane and Queensland through urban design.

Julieanne Alroe, said the design competition was an ideal way to include stakeholders across Brisbane in the planning in the next phase of the Airport’s property development.

The design competition and Airport Atelier follow the successful development of the Brisbane Airport Area Round Table (BAART); a planning group comprising planning representatives from all levels of government who meet quarterly to collaborate on planning and development issues for the airport region.

“Through the BAART we have already seen how our developments and plans are more effective when they are completed in a way that compliments the planning of our surrounding region which is designed by BCC and the State Government. Following BAART and the Atelier, I see similar potential for this design competition to create positive partnerships that deliver the best possible community and economic outcomes for Brisbane and Queensland as a whole,” Ms Alroe said.