Architecture
Drive into the future – Mercedes-Benz Brisbane debuts its brand-new riverside lifestyle precinct
Design

Drive into the future – Mercedes-Benz Brisbane debuts its brand-new riverside lifestyle precinct

Since we first wrote about it back in 2016, we have been waiting with bated breath for Mercedes-Benz Brisbane to unveil its mammoth new lifestyle precinct at Breakfast Creek Wharf. The waterfront haven is set to redefine auto dealerships, bringing together not only a place to check out the merchandise, but also to experience the full luxe lifestyle that comes with owning a Merc. Well, the wait is over – as of Thursday August 1, Mercedes-Benz Brisbane will officially open its brand-new home to the public. Prepare for futuristic technology, world-class dining and so much more. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson
The world is changing so fast, and your time has come. Be clever, frugal and optimistic ... ~ Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson more
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Hyde and Central style – Brisbane is set to gain its largest public park in 50 years
Design

Hyde and Central style – Brisbane is set to gain its largest public park in 50 years

Brisbane has steadily built quite the reputation as a green city, and it seems that we’re not stopping with the current abundance of lush inner-city spaces to enjoy our amazing natural environment. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced plans with Brisbane City Council to turn the current site of the Victoria Park Golf Course into a massive public park. Following in the footsteps New York’s Central Park and London’s Hyde Park, the ambitious project will be the largest of its kind that our city has seen in more than 50 years. more

Architecture
Concept design revealed for new $150 million QPAC theatre
Design

Concept design revealed for new $150 million QPAC theatre

QPAC is set to become the largest – and busiest – performing arts centre in the country when its fifth theatre opens the doors in 2022. This month, the Palaszczuk Government has unveiled design details about the new auditorium conceived by principal consultant design team Blight Rayner + Snøhetta. more

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The Lightspace crew unveils stunning new Art Deco events space Loyal Hope of the Valley
Design

The Lightspace crew unveils stunning new Art Deco events space Loyal Hope of the Valley

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of attending a function or event at Fortitude Valley’s Lightspace, you’ll know that the team behind the venue is second to none. From the space itself to the running of its operations, this well-oiled fun machine has a sterling reputation in Brisbane. We teased in last week’s Pavement Whispers that the crew has been hard at work on a brand-new space, so we thought we’d give you a closer look at what they’ve been busy creating – collect your jaw from the floor and step inside Loyal Hope of the Valley. more

Property
Howard Smith Wharves' stunning Art Series Hotel, The Fantauzzo, opens its doors
Design

Howard Smith Wharves’ stunning Art Series Hotel, The Fantauzzo, opens its doors

You know the drill by now – as soon as we mention anything related to Howard Smith Wharves, it’s well worth sitting up and paying attention. Last year we dropped the news that the rapidly growing riverside hotspot was going to become home to a brand-new Art Series Hotel, named for celebrated contemporary artist Vincent Fantauzzo. Well, folks, the time has come to welcome these luxurious new digs to the neighbourhood – The Fantauzzo has officially opened its doors to its first guests as of yesterday, Tuesday March 26. more