Architecture Walks launch in Brisbane

May 12, 2010

A new program of guided architecture tours launches in Brisbane this weekend, covering the city’s contemporary architecture and cultural history.

A new program of guided walks in central Brisbane, highlighting the city’s contemporary architecture, cultural history and sights, launches this weekend.

The Brisbane Architecture Walk program has been set up by architecture graduate Jesse Lockhart-Krause. The tours start at Queen Street Mall, and will cover landmarks including John Mainwaring’s work in the Queens Street Mall, DCM’s Brisbane Square, Robin Gibson’s Queensland Art Gallery, Donovan Hill’s State Library, Architectus’s Gallery of Modern Art, the new Kurilpa Bridge by Cox Rayner Architects and some of the city’s key historical buildings such as the Town Hall by Hall & Prentice.

Lockhart-Krause says the team hope the tours “will allow the public to understand and engage with some of the wonderful architecture we have here in Brisbane.”

The idea for the program came after Lockhart-Krause visited several houses as an architecture student, including projects by Donovan Hill, Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury, Brian Zulaikha, James Russell and Gabriel Poole. The new tours are a progression from a series of private architecture tours he has previously organised.

Running every Saturday morning from 10am, each tour will be run by Brisbane locals with in-depth knowledge of the architecture and history of the area. The first tour will take place this Saturday 15 May.

For more information on the Brisbane Architecture Walk, visit the website

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