Local architects announced for Brisbane airport redevelopment
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has announced a redevelopment of Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal by Richards & Spence in collaboration with Arkhefield.
The redevelopment aims to harness a sense of place, with the two architecture firms chosen for their proven contemporary take on the Queensland architectural style. The design of the new arrivals and departures areas of the International Terminal will echo the character and spirit of Brisbane and Queensland – a distinction that will set the airport apart on a global scale. Tyler Brûlé of Monocle and Winkreative was brought on board to cast his well-travelled eye over the airport to help BAC plan for the future. This saw a strategy developed to put Brisbane Airport on par with the best terminals around the world, which was then used as a blueprint for the redevelopment project.
BAC will also increase its collection of public art at both airport terminals, which sees art curators mc/k art commission Queensland artists Sally Gabori and Sebastian Moody as part of the creative process. Additional space will also be added to feature local retailers, the terminal better acting as a gateway to what is available in the city. Construction is set to commence in February 2014 and scheduled for completion in mid-2015, with the transformation to set the tone for future projects at the airport precinct.