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International Terminal Upgrade

BNE International Terminal is set to undergo a $45 million transformation.


BNE's International Terminal redevelopment is set for a $45 million transformation making it one of the most ambitious projects since the terminal first opened in 1995.The terminal will establish a global benchmark for design and create a truly unique gateway to Queensland. It will feature a distinctly Brisbane design and additional space to showcase local retailers.  We want the terminal to have a real sense of the destination and community they serve. This terminal will authentically reflect the character of Brisbane and the spirit of Queensland, while providing the very best hello and goodbye for travellers.


What will contribute to creating a 'Uniquely Brisbane' space?

  • A new themed departures lounge which incorporates a sense of place that is uniquely Brisbane
  • An arrivals area that incorporates a vibrant artwork into the architectureITB Redevelopment Fact Sheet (WEB).pdf
  • An orientation zone that includes a 'goodbye wall' and a text-based artwork
  • Many more features, including relaxation, work and play areas blended into an upgraded retail and dining environment. 


Project timings

Construction is scheduled to begin February 2014 with completion in mid 2015. The redevelopment will be completed in stages to ensure day-to-day operations continue as usual. 


What will the terminal look like? 



Creative Partners: 

Arkhefield Architects | Arkhefield is a national award winning architectural and interior design practise. They have delivered some of Queensland's most notable retail, commercial and public architecture in recent years including Brisbane's landmarks The Barracks, River Quay and Stokehouse in Southbank. For more information on Arkhefield click here


Richards & Spence Architects | Richards & Spence, specialises in robust solutions to retail, restuarant and commercial developments. Recent examples of their work include the popular 19 James Street retail precinct & 32 Burnett Lane, Survey & Co. restaurant and laneway refurbishment in Brisbane CBD. For more information on Richards & Spense click here.


Wink Creative | Wink creative was founded in 1998 by global media and branding identity Tyler Brûlé. Tyler's unique experience with global aviation and transport hubs, comprehensive understanding of international travel market and particular interest in importance of form and function in design has assisted with the blueprint for the terminal. For more information on Wink Creative click here


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