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Porte Cochère, The Plaza, Brisbane Showgrounds

Conceived as a contemporary interpretation of the Showgrounds’ rich architectural heritage, this structure sits respectfully adjacent the façade of the Royal International Convention Centre and frames the entry to the Plaza.

ClientRNA & Lendlease

LocationBowen Hills, QLD

Date2013

The porte cochère provides a wide range of functional uses supporting the RICC and, as an integrated extension of The Plaza, a range of flexible options for events.

The saw tooth roof, referencing the former 'Industrial Pavilion' form, is oriented to maximise shade and all weather protection. The canopy structure also incorporates services and rigging elements to accommodate flexible staging modes for varying functions and events.

Selected photography courtesy of Christopher Frederick Jones.