The urban and landscape design for the Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade has enhanced our interaction with the river and created an enduring public realm that positively contributes to Brisbane’s identity as a New World City.
Date2015 - 2020
Award2021 AILA Queensland Award of Excellence for Infrastructure
Lat27 was commissioned to produce the urban and landscape designs for Lendlease’s successful bid for the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade. We worked collaboratively with Lendlease, the Jacobs KBR Design Joint Venture, DotDash, Asset Horticultural Consultants, CREATIVEMOVE and Real Serious Games, to deliver an innovative and context-responsive design that was selected as the preferred tender by Brisbane City Council. We are currently developing the landscape and urban designs for the construction phase of the project.
The upgrade is considered to be an important city-shaping project, creating an entry statement to Brisbane and transforming one of the city’s most significant routes into a vibrant urban corridor with the Brisbane River as the centrepiece. The project will provide increased road capacity to accommodate future traffic volumes through road widening between Theodore Street at Eagle Farm and Cooksley Street, Hamilton. It also includes improvement works between Cooksley Street and Breakfast Creek Road at Albion.
The upgrade provides a significant opportunity to increase and enhance interaction with the Brisbane River and create a lasting piece of infrastructure that contributes to Brisbane’s identity as a New World City. Key landscape and urban design initiatives include:
Perspective image stills taken from 3D flythrough by Real Serious Games. Other images by Lat27.
Read more about the upgrade on the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade website.