Blight Rayner | Thuringowa Riverway
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JAYSON + MICHAEL’S HISTORY BEFORE BLIGHT RAYNER

Previous Projects with Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner:

Thuringowa Riverway

Thuringowa, Townsville, 2002-08

 

 

Client

Townsville City Council

 

Architect

Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner Architects

 

Project Director

Michael Rayner

 

Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner Awards

AIA National Award for Urban Design 2007 • AIA Queensland State Award for Public Architecture 2007 • World Waterfront Centre Honor Award for Urban Design 2007

 

Photography

Christopher Frederick Jones

 

 

The centrepiece of this 18 hectare waterfront park revitalisation is its arts centre which interconnects swimming lagoons with a performing arts centre, art gallery and community arts organisations. The whole precinct is planned to a ‘land art’ concept, using earth berms to create an undulating topography from which the buildings gently rise. The arts centres’ berm also forms an outdoor concert venue, while on the lagoon side, long roof canopies echo the spread of existing raintrees. The nearby Tony Ireland Sports Stadium utilises a berm to form the seating surround, with the roof designed to appear to hover above like a wing.