River Quay

The vision for the project was to create a place that relates strongly to the Brisbane river, exploring unique models for subtropical retail dining experiences anchored by the revitalised publicly accessible river edge.


South Bank’s River Quay opens an underutilised area of the South Bank Parklands to provide a first class dining precinct and lush public realm that embraces and celebrates Brisbane and adds a uniquely Queensland outlook to the Parklands and the city.

Conceived as an extension of the broader landscape, building forms reinforce the fluid movement lines of the main pedestrian promenade and create a series of layered protective edges to the new River Quay Green. Vernacular subtropical roof forms are abstracted, defining the building’s spatial experience and architectural form.

River Quay has proven to be a great asset for South Bank and the people of Brisbane. It has received multiple awards including the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) - Karl Langer award for Urban Design and the AIA Beatrice Hutton award for Commercial Architecture.

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River Quay introduced a more diverse and contemporary interface with the river, with a small beach and expansive lawn which enables visitors to engage right at the river edge even more intimately than before.

South Bank Corporation

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Client South Bank Corporation
Contractor ADCO Constructions
Scale 1.3 Hectare Site
Tenancies  5
Planning Institute Australia National Award – Urban Design
AIA Queensland Beatrice Hutton Award - Commercial Architecture
AIA Queensland Karl Langer Award - Urban Design
AIA John Dalton Building of the Year (Brisbane)
UDIA Queensland Award – Small Retail / Commercial
UDIA Queensland Award – Consultant’s Excellence
PCA Queensland Retail Awards - Excellence in Presentation, Boutique Retail
PCA Queensland Retail Awards - Excellence in Food Retailing, Six or less tenancies
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Anne Sulinski 07 3831 8150

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