Funded by the state and federal governments, Brisbane is set to have a new uniform City Cat terminal design following a nation wide design competition. The design competition was shortlisted to three key designs by:
1) Cox Rayner, Derlot, Aurecon (Winner)
2) Shane Thompson Architects & Lat27 (with Bill Short Engineers)
3) Candalpas Associates, Richards and Spence, Owen and Vokes, Arup
The cutting-edge design integrates technical innovation, flood resilience and elegant form to deliver terminals that will be iconic features of our river city.
- features a single pontoon structure tethered to a single up-stream pier that deflects debris away from the pontoon
- uses a gangway that can be detached, rotated and secured parallel to the pontoon in the event of a flood to avoid floating debris being trapped
- delivers passengers a more direct engagement with the Brisbane river and its landscape
- creates public places for travellers to enjoy which are ‘within’ the river, making it a place to inhabit as well as travel
- is easily adapted to suit each terminal location
- is ecologically sensitive, utilising recycled materials, solar collectors and water harvesting
The winning consortium will be awarded a contract as consulting architect to the terminal rebuilding program and will work with Brisbane City Council throughout the process, with the construction process expected to begin by October 2011.