A new contemporary gallery on an adjacent site to the existing Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, on the riverfront of Brisbane. The Second Stage of the competition was based on a detailed brief of the gallerys requirements, requiring full design development of gallery configuration and surfaces, movement systems, costing and servicing. DBA worked with BVN and a full consultant team to develop the scheme to this level. The twin trumpet forms are aligned with the site - a relationship with the mountains to the south and an engagement with the city to the north. The image of the building is that of a fluid container hovering above a garden on the bank of a river. The external skin is double layered, the two surfaces subtly counterpoised to present a shifting array of spectral refraction. The brightness of the Brisbane light sculpts and resculpts the surface.
Second Stage Finalist - International Competition