Living in the city: New architecture in Brisbane & the Asia-Pacific is the title of a new exhibition, which opened recently at the Museum of Brisbane.The exhibition is running in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Architecture Forum and will showcase 18 grand designs that are expected to shape Brisbane and its nine sister cities in the future including Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Auckland (New Zealand), Chongqing and Shenzhen (China), Daejeon (South Korea), Hyderabad (India), Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Kobe (Japan) and Semarang (Indonesia).

The Asia-Pacific Architecture Forum aims to explore through a series of exhibitions, installations, symposia, lectures and workshops, the different ways emerging world cities are responding to opportunities and challenges.

The Museum of Brisbane exhibition will display detailed architectural models of each project, capture the stories behind each exhibit and provide a snapshot of the respective cities, allowing visitors to gain insight into the similarities and differences of city living across the Asia-Pacific region. The showcased projects have been designed by both Australian and international architecture practices including Woods Bagot, which is exhibiting their Chongqing IFC Tower in China.

Woods Bagot Senior Associate Adrian Mignot said the exhibition will provide the community with an opportunity to explore creativity and innovation from both Australian and international architects. Designed by Woods Bagot’s Shanghai and New York studios, the Chongqing IFC Tower will redefine the Chongqing skyline and develop a new icon for the city. 

The exhibition will run through until Sunday May 22, 2016.

Image: Photo courtesy Museum of Brisbane. Photographer Darren Thomas