Blight Rayner | Kurilpa Pedestrian Bridge
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JAYSON + MICHAEL’S HISTORY BEFORE BLIGHT RAYNER

Previous Projects with Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner:

Kurilpa Pedestrian Bridge

Brisbane, 2006-09

 

 

Client

Queensland Government

 

Architect

Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner Architects

 

Project Director

Michael Rayner

 

Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner Awards

World Architecture Festival Transport Building of the Year 2011 • AIA Queensland Karl Langer Award for Urban Design 2010

 

Photography

Christopher Frederick Jones

 

 

The result of a Government-led competition setting the construction cost and asking builders to combine with an architect and produce a design expressive of the sub-tropical city. The tensegrity structure arose from a pragmatic need to minimise thickness of the deck (in order to minimise the length of ramps down at each end). This structure relies upon masts and cables for its stability rather than the deck as in conventional bridge systems. The design algorithm was orchestrated so that the structure resembles a ‘frozen ballet,’ leading from the CBD across to Brisbane’s cultural precinct.