Saturday, 9 June 2012

Kurilpa Bridge #2


Like it or loath it, the Kurilpa Bridge is a vital link between the city and the cultural area South Brisbane, leading directly to the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), the Art Gallery, State Library and Museum. A public competition was held to decide on a name for the bridge, and Kurilpa was chosen as it reflects the Australian Aboriginal word for the South Brisbane and West End area, and means "place for water rats". Thankfully I've never seen any water rats in the area! 

5 comments:

Lincoln Eye said...

I wonder if the bridge won any design awards?

AL said...

Yes, it won the World Transport Building at the World Architecture Festival in 2011. I'm still very unsure about it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looking at both the images of the bridge Al I'm not sure, it seems awfully 'fussy' but at the same time it is a unique construction.

Jim said...

Interesting design.

Steffe said...

Sure looks a bit messy, but I kinda like it.