The Museum of Brisbane is organising a new exhibition that aims to showcase some of the region’s most exciting projects currently under development.

Being held from 19 February to 22 May 2016, the exhibition titled ‘Living in the city: New architecture from Brisbane and the Asia-Pacific’ will feature 18 grand designs that will shape Brisbane and its nine sister cities in the future. The event is presented in partnership with Architecture Media and will run in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Architecture Forum being held 1 to 14 March.

The ‘Living in the city’ exhibition will provide visitors a preview of monumental local projects using architectural models, plans and 3D renderings. Some of the showcased projects include the new Queensland State Velodrome for the Commonwealth Games, James Street Hotel and Coorparoo Square, which was previously the site of Queensland’s first Myer department store.

Projects from the Asia-Pacific region, designed by both Australian and international architecture firms, will be showcased with the list including China’s 431-metre high iconic Chongqing IFC Tower, Shenzhen’s Affordable Housing Design and an ambitious five-star island resort in Abu Dhabi.

Museum of Brisbane Deputy Director Christopher Salter, who is co-curating the exhibition, said Living in the city would give an insight into the region’s future by featuring a broad range of projects from immense residential towers and luxurious private homes, to state-of-the-art sporting facilities.

Observing that architecture can reveal the personality of a city, Salter said the exhibition will reveal lifestyle similarities shared by Australians with their neighbours in the region.

Projects being showcased include:

  • 12 Creek Street, Brisbane (BVN)
  • Coorparoo Square, Brisbane (Conrad Gargett)
  • Queensland State Velodrome, Brisbane (Cox Rayner Architects)
  • A reimagined Queenslander in Highgate Hill, Brisbane (Kevin O’Brien Architects)
  • Courtyard Residence, Brisbane (Richard Kirk Architect)
  • Taringa Treehouse, Brisbane (Phorm Architecture + Design)
  • James Street Hotel, Brisbane (Richards & Spence)
  • Carina Leagues Club redevelopment, Brisbane (Shane Thompson Architects with WBP Architects)
  • The University of Queensland Student Housing Precinct, Brisbane (Wilson Architects + Partners Hill, Architects in Association)
  • The University of Auckland Science Centre, Auckland, New Zealand (Architectus)
  • Java Supermall Apartment and Hotel Tower, Semarang, Indonesia (DAY Architecture Studio)
  • Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE (DBI Design)
  • Shenzhen Affordable Housing Design, Shenzhen, China (HASSELL)
  • Jubilee Hills Residence, Hyderabad, India (Research Design Office)
  • National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Mecanoo)
  • House in Suwayama, Kobe, Japan (Tato Architects)
  • Chongqing IFC Tower, Chongqing, China (Woods Bagot)
  • Cheon-dong Apartment Complex, Daejeon, South Korea (Easy Do-Si Architecture Office).

Curator talks, workshops, the comedy show Man about the Museum, and panel discussions will also be part of the program.

Museum of Brisbane is open daily from 10am to 5pm, on level three of Brisbane City Hall. Entry is free.