This expansive plaza space adjoins the Royal International Convention Centre, and offers valuable outdoor event space as well as shade and respite from the hustle and bustle of the Ekka and other events. The Plaza’s organic terraced form responds to a complex layering of level change, event space requirements, shaded rest places, pedestrian connections and stormwater capture.
ClientLendlease & RNA
LocationBowen Hills, QLD
Date2010 - 2013
LatStudios were engaged by the RNA as lead consultants for the design and documentation of The Plaza, the first key public space to be delivered within the Brisbane Showground’s redevelopment. LLPM&C constructed the plaza on behalf of the RNA and this exciting new space welcomed visitors for the very first time at the 2013 Ekka Show.
Brisbane’s much-loved Ekka has attracted generations of locals and visitors through its gates almost every August since the first 'Queensland Intercolonial Exhibition of 1876. The Plaza signified the start of the $2.9 billion regeneration of the Brisbane Showgrounds precinct – the largest brownfield development of its kind in Australia and the biggest urban renewal project in Queensland.