Brisbane Airport Master Plan Competition

State Queensland
Client Brisbane Airport Corporation
Competition Invited Two Stage Competition
Winner Grimshaw Architects with AECOM
Julieanne Alroe CEO and Managing Director, Brisbane Airport Corporation        
Bill Grant Chairman, Brisbane Airport Corporation
Renaye Peters Property General Manager, Brisbane Airport Corporation
Philip Follent Government Architect Office of Queensland Government Architect
Catherin Bull Emeritus Professor Landscape Architecture, Melbourne University

The Competition
CityLab was the advisor to the Brisbane Airport Corporation for this 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 a final competition entry, the jury selected a winner. The winning team proceeded to work with the Brisbane Airport Corporation to further develop and refine the PMP by December 2011. In addition, the winner also developed a sketch design for a major ‘catalyst’ project following the competition, also delivered by December 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.