Brisbane to Seoul


12 Mar –
26 Mar 2022

Visit the Blue Bower pavilion: 12–26 March. Panel discussion: 23 March, 5 pm – 7 pm. (AEST)

Great Court
University of Queensland
63 Mansfield Place, St Lucia Qld 4067
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Visit the Blue Bower refuge and then join the discussion of how urban pavilions can connect cultures while making cities more resilient. The Blue Bower, an award-winner at the 2021 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, will be built at the University of Queensland as part of the 2022 Asia Pacific Architecture Festival. The Blue Bower takes its name from the Australian satin bowerbird, which builds its nest from blue detritus – from pen lids to clothes pegs. The refuge’s concept explores cultural meaning through materiality and typology linking Brisbane and Seoul, South Korea.

Blue Bower is designed by Phorm Architecture and Design with Silvia Micheli and Antony Moulis from the University of Queensland. The research team includes an extensive group of students from University of Queensland School of Architecture.

The refuge will be open from 12 to 26 March and we would love for you to join us for the panel discussion featuring the Blue Bower team and Korean partners, 5 pm – 7pm, 23 March 2022. Registration is required.


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