QueensPlaza is one of three major retail complexes in the Brisbane CBD along Queen Street Mall (the others being Wintergarden and the Myer Centre). Its major tenant is David Jones and it has high-end fashion outlets at mall level.
The redevelopment involves opening up of existing impenetrable fabric to better engage the Plaza with the mall and adjoining Edward Street. This work is complemented by interior remodelling to enhance vertical visual connection and improve the accessibility of upper level retail.
The first floor is being remodelled to provide a balcony restaurant overlooking the mall and generating a greater sense of interaction between the public and retail realms.
The design employs a number of devices to amplify this experience, such as a ‘moire’ effect along the length of mall frontage.
PDT Architects & Twofold Studio