Kurilpa Bridge: Brisbane's New Bridge
by Cox Rayner
The KurilpaBridge project was an opportunity to not only make a new pedestrian and cycle connection across Brisbane’s river, it was an opportunity to form a new public space. The result is a symbol of a city, which is forging an identity at the forefront of art, science and technology.
The conceptualization was based upon Buckminster Fuller’s principles of tensegrity.Its priority was to simultaneously resolve unusual physical challenges, such as navigational constraints and motorway spanning and embrace the spirit of a city which is relaxed, subtropical and seeking to prioritize walking, cycling and healthy lifestyle.
Equally, the design of the structure and its spaces is conceived to celebrate and engage with the river both viewed from its vantage points and viewed out from its primary and ancillary spaces. Lastly, on an international perspective, it is designed to embody and convey Brisbane’s emergence as a contemporary design city.
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