Monday, January 29, 2007

Brisbane Square

Brisbane Square is the new home of the Brisbane City Council. It is situated on the block between George Street, Queen Street and Adelaide Street, opposite the Treasury Casino (on the Queen Street side), and the Law Courts Complex (on the Adelaide Street side). Construction was completed in late 2006, and the architect for the project was Denton Corker Marshall. The building also will be the new home for Suncorp Metway.

Aside from the high rise building, the area has also become home to the new Brisbane Library and Customer Centre. Open most days except public holidays, the library offers a multitude of services far beyond the traditional book borrowing. There's a news lounge, learning lounge, City Zoo (where you can play XBox), sound and vision lounge, history gallery and internet lounge. They've done a great job making this a great information resource for Brisbane residents and visitors.

It is the public space at Brisbane Square which has opened up the top end of the Queen Street Mall. Aside from the multicoloured bases of the main building, the open space with trees and the sphere sculptures makes for a far better outlook than the construction site and rather desolate park which had graced the site over the past few years. Is was trying to think what the spheres look like, until I read a review at the Quit Your Day Job blog which says it all... Beryllium Spheres!

Cheers, I Love Brisbane, Wes.

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Melody said...

What a great looking building!

Little_Miss_Moi said...

I worked for BCC in 2002, and left Brissie later that year after growing up there. I wish I worked in this building rather than the 'Death Star', as I used to call it.

I really like your blog! All the places I used to walk past in my uni days.