Queens Wharf Foreshore

Queens Wharf Foreshore is the fulfilment of commitments made to public realm works as part of the Queen’s Wharf Integrated Resort Development.

Overview

Queens Wharf Foreshore is the fulfilment of commitments made to public realm works as part of the Queen’s Wharf Integrated Resort Development. O’Neill Architecture were engaged as part of a multi-disciplinary team to undertake these complicated over-water and on-land structures. The first stage is a 500m long Boardwalk perched over water, outside the line of mangroves on the Brisbane River. The walk is punctuated by a series of lookouts and shade pavilions, and a café/functions building. The second stage is situated on land, activating previously little used riverfront below the Riverside Expressway. The “Velo” building is positioned in front of the old State Library. It is multi-use, housing a pop-up café, restaurant, bike repairs, end of trip facilities and a new accessway from the river through to Queens Wharf Road and Miller Park beyond. This public thoroughfare combines stairs and a new public lift. The stairs morph into a series of bleachers facing a new riverfront stage for small scale performances.

Details

Client
Destination Brisbane Consortium
Location
Brisbane CBD Waterfront
Completion
Stage 1 – 2019, Stage 2 – 2021
Photography
Christopher Frederick Jones

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