Museum of Brisbane

Living in the city: New architecture in Brisbane & the Asia-Pacific

  • 19 Feb - 22 May 2016
  • Exhibition now closed

Architecture can reveal and define the personality of the city. How does architecture influence how we work, live and play?

Living in the city: New architecture in Brisbane & the Asia-Pacific

As Brisbane establishes itself as an important city in the Asia-Pacific, what do our buildings say about life here?

Living in the city will explore nine new architectural projects in Brisbane currently under construction alongside one project from each of our nine Sister Cities in the Asia-Pacific: Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Auckland (New Zealand), Chongqing and Shenzhen (China), Daejeon (South Korea), Hyderabad (India), Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Kobe (Japan) and Semarang (Indonesia).

The centrepiece of the exhibition will be detailed architectural models of each of these projects. Visitors will see some of the region’s most exciting and innovative architectural practice, from immense residential towers and private luxurious homes to state-of-the-art sporting facilities. Through the stories behind these projects, the exhibition will also provide a snapshot of these cities, allowing visitors to gain insight into the similarities and differences of city living across the Asia-Pacific.

Jessica Shannon - Old Concept Sketch

IMAGE: Conrad Gargett, Coorparoo Square (2014), old concept sketch


Living in the city is co-presented with Architecture Media as part of Asia Pacific Architecture Forum.


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