Brisbane City Council
City Reach is a 20m wide x 700m long urbane river edge
The creation of a unified, significant occupation of the river edge for the Brisbane CBD
As part of the Brisbane City Council’s City Centre Master Plan Transformative Areas project, City Reach was designed as a concept to remake the ‘town reach’ of the Brisbane River.
Archipelago revealed an opportunity to create a unified, significant occupation of the river edge for the Brisbane CBD - a move from the current defensive occupation of the river edge to a contemporary, optimistic, and celebratory urban place emblematic of Brisbane’s offer to the world.
The City Reach proposal stretches some 700 metres at the Brisbane River edge providing an accessible, flood enabled, big city space adorned with retail, dining and lifestyle opportunities. It is proposed as a win-win for the city and adjoining landholders, with the new river promenade delivered in exchange for increasing the incumbent values of adjoining sites.
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