RCP congratulates the Department of Public Works on the prestigious award won by the Kurilpa Bridge at the World Architecture Festival held in Barcelona in November 2011. The Kurilpa Bridge won the award for 2011 World Transport Building of the Year.
Kurilpa Bridge was designed by Brisbane firm – Cox Architecture. The Kurilpa Bridge “is the world’s largest structure to be based upon the principles of ‘tensegrity’, the term coined by Richard Buckminster Fuller to describe a system of balanced compressive and tensile forces … The result provides a new pedestrian and cycle connection across Brisbane’s river but also forms a new public space, as well as a symbol for art, science, technology and healthy living. The jury said ‘The development of the Buckminster Fuller concept translated very well and the bridge appears to ‘float’ over the river. The structural elements seem to be abstractly suspended in the air making the bridge very different, functional, unique and sculptural.” [Source: World Architecture Festival Website Latest News 2011 ]