The Brisbane Showgrounds Alexandria Precinct transforms the historic Building 8 into a new events pavilion and creates a community green at the heart of this rapidly evolving inner-city precinct.
ClientLendlease & RNA
LocationBowen Hills, QLD
Date2016 - ongoing
The $2.9 billion redevelopment of the Brisbane Showgrounds is one of the most significant urban renewal opportunities for Brisbane, creating a unique new mixed use urban neighbourhood integrated with the event functions and heritage character of the precinct. Following on from the completion of The Plaza and Stage 1 of the public realm including King Street, Lat27 completed the design for the Alexandria Precinct.
Collaborating with heritage architects Conrad Gargett, the former dairy shed known as Building 8 was given a new lease of life as an events pavilion at the heart of the precinct. The removal of redundant sheds on the site opened it up for the creation of a new community green and break out spaces providing a venue for markets, events and social gatherings day and night. Reinforcing a locally authentic character, the design preserves the existing mature Fig trees synonymous with the Showgrounds, and reveals layers of history through the detailing and materiality of the space.