First images of the new arts precinct in South Bank

By Juliano Oliveira

The first images of the new arts precinct in South Bank were revealed by Queensland Government last week.

The conception behind the new structure was designed by Blight Rayner and Snøhetta teams.

Two new studio spaces located below street level visible from Russel Street and the main foyer; transparent foyer spaces; and a single balcony auditorium delivering enhanced audience sight lines are the key points of the project.

In May 2018, the State Government announced a $125 million four-years-investment to deliver a new $150 million theatre on the Playhouse Green site co-located with and operated by QPAC, whose contribution would be $25 million to the project.

The new precinct construction is expected to completed by late of 2022.