Yes, the 2032 Olympic Games are still a decade away from hitting Brisbane, but the Brisbane City Council is already on the hunt for projects to give the city a well-deserved upgrade. After putting a call-out to design studios, university students and industry bodies, the council received a slew of solid proposals, including a floating swimming pool that would sit over the river, as well as bridge upgrades, urban forests, art and light trails, and more.
One of the ideas that seem the most interesting to us is the floating swimming pool. I mean, we’ve seen the Bondi Icebergs Pool in Sydney, which hangs over the ocean. Having our own perched on the brown snake would be a massive new landmark for Brisbane, and a scenic spot to swim at that.
There were plenty of proposals to make Brisbane more green, with urban forests and super canopies on towers, as well as walkable subtropical spaces throughout the city (even on bridges).
Brisbane is already known for its thriving art scene, and some of the ideas brought forth really take art around the city to the next level, including the installation of light projections on buildings and in the river, as well as water features and sculptures.
While these ideas might not all get the green light, you can vote for the ones you think should move forward here.