Saturday, 20 September 2014
In 1973 Robin Gibson and Partners won a competition for the design of the Queensland Art Gallery. By the end of 1975, the government decided to expand the site area on South Bank to develop an integrated Cultural Precinct, containing a performing arts centre, museum, library and art gallery. Earlier this year, a twenty-year vision for the redevelopment of this Cultural Precinct proposed to add (among others) a five-star hotel and a new residential tower to the area. On Saturday, Architects John de Manincor (UQ), Peter Skinner (UQ) and Don Watson (architect and historian) assembled at SLQ to examine the proposal and come up with alternative designs for the Cultural Precinct.
The event was presented by The University of Queensland as part of the Hot Modernism program – unearthing the stories of Queensland’s mid-century architecture.