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Three teams have been shortlisted in the design competition to create a series of eight new iconic ferry terminals for the Brisbane CityCat.
The design competition, which is being jointly funded by the Federal and Queensland State Governments, was launched at the end of April as part of the effort to rebuild the city’s infrastructure that had been damaged in the devastating Queensland floods in January.
The three teams were chosen from 65 Expressions of Interest lodged by interested teams from Australia and around the world. A judging panel chaired by Queensland Government Architect, Phillip Folent, assessed the entries and selected the three teams to progress to the next stage of the competition.
The three shortlisted teams are:
* Second Nature Collaborative (Candalepas, Owen&Vokes, Richards&Spence Architects) with ARUP
* Shane Thompson Architects & LAT27 with Bill Short Engineers
* Cox Rayner Architects / Alexander Lotersztain (Derlot)
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said the three teams were selected based on a collaborative design approach, teamed with impressive engineering know-how [combining] knowledge and experience with youthful exuberance and vision.
Each of the three teams includes Brisbane-based architects, which Premier Bligh said would ensure the competition featured strong and comprehensive local knowledge.
The shortlisted teams will now draw up their design concepts for the terminals, and a winner will be selected in July.