Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner Architects in association with Arup
Jayson Blight + Michael Rayner
AIA Queensland Award for Urban Design 2002
The Goodwill Bridge connects Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens across to South Bank Parklands, and is a major connector for students using the South Bank Rail Station and the river crossing to access QUT. The bridge necessarily twists and turns to accommodate the navigational channel, span over the Queensland Maritime Museum on one side, and descend into a narrow mangrove aperture on the Gardens side. The design resolves the shifts by a hybrid structure of dual tilting arches and cantilever, this also providing a rest platform and café over a single river pylon. As a pure linear bridge was impossible, the design was conceived as a series of distinct journey segments, each offering a different crossing and viewing experience.