7 December 2006

How will Brisbane city look in the future?

University of Queensland 2006 architecture graduates have taken on the hypothetical challenge of the future of Brisbane urban design.

Through multi-media, architectural plans, computer images, and three-dimensional models, students will showcase their ideas at a Metro Arts exhibition, 109 Edward St, Brisbane City, from December 12 to 16.

The exhibition is called distURBANce. Opening night will be held on December 13 with presentations by Brisbane Deputy Mayor Cr David Hinchcliffe, Michael Rayner from Cox Rayner Archictects and Head of UQ’s School of Georgraphy, Planning and Architecture Professor Martin Bell.

UQ architecture student Jacquie Maestracci said the exhibition would be of value to the public and included students’ responses to the council’s Brisbane city plan.

“The exhibition will be 40 different viewpoints of how the future of Brisbane might look,” Ms Maestracci said.

“Students have been working in different areas around Brisbane from Paddington to Toowong, Fortitude Valley, Bowen Hills and Kangaroo Point … it’s so diverse.

“The display has a multimedia component, so some people have done film, there are plans in a traditional architectural sense, physical models, and computer models — CAD-rendering fly-throughs.”

Media are welcome to opening night on December 13 from 6.30pm. A preview night will also be held on December 12. Contact Jacquie Maestracci on 0432 930 658 or disturbance@uqconnect.net.

Further information is available at www.uqarchitecture.com/disturbance or UQ Communications, telephone 07 3365 1120.