Brisbane Airport Master Plan Competition

State QLDClient Brisbane Airport Corporation
Competition Invited Two Stage Competition
Winner Grimshaw Architects with AECOM


Julieanne Alroe CEO and Managing Director         
Bill Grant Chairman
Renaye Peters Property General Manage
Philip Follent Government Architect OQGA
Catherin Bull Emeritus Professor Landscape Architecture, Melbourne University

The Competition
CityLab was the advisor to the Brisbane Airport Corporation for the invited Competition. The Competition sought Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced design-led teams, from which a shortlist of three were chosen to participate in a single stage Property Master Plan (PMP) competition, for the airport and its precincts.

Each shortlisted team received a fee of $40,000. Upon submission of final competition entry, the jury selected a winner. The winning team proceeded to work with BAC to further develop and refine the PMP by Dec 2011. In addition, the winner also developed a sketch design for a major ‘catalyst’ project following the competition, also delivered by Dec 2011.

The Brief
Working with the key objectives of the Brisbane Airport Master Plan 2009, the PMP presented an innovative urban and architectural vision for the airport that is consistent with the airport’s development goals to 2029.

The site covers 2700 hectares of land with 1000 hectares being developable. The design was to include an ecolodge while also excelling in producing a submission that combined architectural excellence with sustainable outcomes.