QUEENSLAND.- ‘Place Makers: Contemporary Queensland Architects’ presents the work of 22 Queensland architects in a major new exhibition.
Exploring diverse design responses to climate, changing lifestyle patterns and population growth, ‘Place Makers’ is the largest exhibition of contemporary architecture staged in an Australian art museum.
The exhibition showcases significant residential, public and institutional projects built during the past two decades, documenting the work of Queensland-based architectural practices which span several generations.
The work is presented in an immersive exhibition environment that includes architectural models, specially commissioned films and photography, plans and concept sketches, and 3d modelling.
‘Place Makers’ presents architectural projects that successfully address key aspects of subtropical living, as well as urban renewal and density, and the timeless concerns for basic human needs and wellbeing.
The exhibition reveals the extraordinary diversity of residential work being produced in Queensland, and includes internationally recognised commissions for individual houses, modest suburban ‘infill’ designs, an isolated dwelling in regional Queensland, innovative new public housing, and an exemplary coastal high-rise.
‘Place Makers’ also presents recent award-winning public buildings, highlighting their capacity to create important social spaces within urban centres.
The exhibition also provides a fascinating insight into the historical influences on today’s architecture, including responses to the ‘timber and tin’ tradition of the Queenslander, key explorations and adaptations of Modernism, and influential efforts to develop an architecture responsive to place and the subtropics.
‘Place Makers’ contextualises some of the state’s most exciting recent architecture, and profiles the capabilities and inventiveness of Queensland architects today.