Lat27

Brisbane Ferry Terminals Project

'An outstanding collaborative design process has resulted in a series of robust landscapes connecting people to public transport, executed in thoughtful and sophisticated detail. The sheer variety of landscape challenges the designers have met in integrating ferry terminals into eight socially, geologically and topographically different existing landscapes along a flood-prone river is impressive.' (Judges’ comments, 2016 AILA Queensland Awards)

ClientBrisbane City Council (as sub-consultant to Aurecon)

LocationBrisbane, QLD

Date2011 - 2016

Award2016 AILA Queensland Excellence Award in Civic Landscape • 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards Commendation, Delivered Outcome – Small Scale (Cox Architecture, Aurecon & Lat27)

Collaborating with Aurecon and Cox Architecture, Lat27 re-designed eight CityCat and ferry terminals for Brisbane City Council.

Our focus was the design of the public realm, carefully connecting and integrating terminal infrastructure with the unique landside setting and urban context of each terminal. The design addressed flood mitigation requirements, improved equitable access, embedded sustainability initiatives and improved connectivity and awareness of other public transport opportunities within the broader network.

The project drew on our skills in urban design and landscape architecture and was a compelling opportunity to positively influence how we engage with the river. It was awarded the 2016 AILA Queensland Excellence Award in Civic Landscape and a commendation for Delivered Small Scale at the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards.

"The Brisbane Ferry Terminals Project demonstrates consummate skill in the integration of infrastructure into highly developed existing landscapes, substantially improving the amenity of the urban environment. An outstanding collaborative design process has resulted in a series of robust landscapes connecting people to public transport, executed in thoughtful and sophisticated detail. The sheer variety of landscape challenges the designers have met in integrating ferry terminals into eight socially, geologically and topographically different existing landscapes along a flood-prone river is impressive. The results showcase the strength of Landscape Architects in fine-grained thinking based on rigorous research, and the humility to intervene in existing landscapes rather than simply impose new forms. This project has made a substantial and invaluable contribution to the public amenity of the Brisbane urban landscape, enriching the relationship between the city and its river."

- Judges’ comments, 2016 AILA Queensland Awards