Flowstate: South Bank Brisbane
Flowstate is a 3000sqm urban renewal project which blurs the distinctions between landscape and architecture, theatre and public space.
Through an invited competition Stukel Stone were selected as the lead consultant to transform South Bank’s aging Arbour View Café precinct into a vibrant, 3-5 year long open-air pavilion and creative space. The other short-listed firms were Vokes and Peters and Bureau Proberts of Brisbane.
The design approach was to provide multiple opportunities for viewer and performer relationships, both of a formal and informal or incidental nature. The existing levels of the site were carefully manipulated to activate a series of opportunities for viewers to sit, stand and assemble and a performer to command attention and take advantage of sight lines. The true nature of the habitation was yet to be seen, and the hope was that performers, artist and audience would use the site in further surprising and unexpected ways.
This visionary project was devised by South Bank Corporation as a mechanism to innovate public space and stimulate conversation about what a city can and should be.
“Around the world, leading public precincts are constantly evolving and it is the Corporation’s role to oversee, adapt and transform South Bank so it remains relevant, desirable and exciting both publicly and commercially,”
South Bank Corporation Chair Dr Catherin Bull AM
The first significant redevelopment in the South Bank Parklands since the award-winning River Quay in 2011, it provides a tangible demonstration of creative urban recycling in the heart of the precinct. The new area comprises of three distinctive experiences including a grassy relaxation zone, an immersive digital installation, and a vibrant performance pavilion complete with theatre curtains and technical lighting and sound equipment.
The project was unveiled in February 2018 with a year-long multi-arts program of free creative experiences contributing to a vibrant culture of exploration and exchange across the South Bank precinct. The full program can be viewed at FLOWSTATE WEBSITE
Photos of Videos of the site activated can be followed on FLOWSTATE FACEBOOK
Lead Designer & Architect:
STUKEL ARCHITECTURE & TOBHIYAH FELLER
STUKEL STONE (formerly)
Team: DANIEL STUKEL BEASLY, TOBHIYAH STONE FELLER, JEFF TIGHE, JARROD PHILLIPS
Central Light Installation: ENESS
Landscape Architect: LAT 27
Photographer: GREGG MINNS(1-9,12-17); TONY GWYNN-JONES (12,13,19,20); TOM BLACHFORD (10,11,18)
Client: SOUTH BANK CORPORATION
Builder: BEDFORD BUILT
Structural Engineer: MPN CONSULTING
Certifier: CERTIS GROUP
Technical Productions: JLX PRODUCTIONS
Quantity Surveyor: MITCHELL BRANDTMAN
Hydraulic Engineer: AQUA LOGICAL
Electrical & Mech Engineer: INTERIOR ENGINEERING
Surveyor: LAND PARTNERS
South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, QLD
Construction Complete 2018
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