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In May 2011, Brisbane Airport hosted its first Airport Atelier, a design charette intended to generate ideas and concepts for the new Property Master Plan to be developed by December.

Airport Atelier involved over 80 people across five multi-disciplinary teams, including participants from Brisbane's planning and design sector and representatives from local and state government to, who all came together to explore a series of urban development ideas, building on Brisbane Airport's 2009 Master Plan.

The Airport Atelier was an ideal way to include, and form partnerships, with stakeholders across Brisbane in the planning of the next phase of the airport's property development.

The two-day collaboration completed an ambitious program with key areas being explored including: the ‘front door' entrance statement, public and active transport, legibility and connectivity, and place making to ensure future property development is successful, vibrant and prosperous whilst promoting Brisbane's subtropical lifestyle.

Following the success of Brisbane Airport's Airport Atelier, BAC launched a national design competition for Brisbane Airport's first Property Master Plan (PMP).

Continuing the partnership momentum generated through the Atelier to deliver a property vision for Brisbane Airport, the design competition aimed to better connect the airport to the city through physical infrastructure, urban design, and community.

The competition attracted a tremendous breadth of talent and expertise with 27 entries received from across the country. Consortium AECOM/Grimshaw/PWC/Tract submitted the winning proposal.

In conjunction with the competition winners, and a newly convened Property Design Panel, BAC will now facilitate a detailed PMP for the 1000 hectares of developable land at Brisbane Airport.