The joint collaboration between Stewart Architecture, Stewart Hollenstein, and ASPECT Studios was both the overall winner and the winner of the 'civic precinct' in the Downtown Q 2025 International design ideas competition for Queanbeyan, NSW.
The Queanbeyan Business Chamber proudly initiated this significant design ideas competition in the interests of the future of the city. As one of the fastest growing regional centres in New South Wales, Queanbeyan serves as place of great opportunity to live and do business, with the town’s proximity to Canberra being advantageous in leveraging future investment in business and industry clusters in Queanbeyan itself.
The scheme - Rivertown: Queanbeyan 2025, proposes to create a more walkable and connected city and sees the re-positioning of the Queanbeyan River as the heart of an expanded town centre. This body of water is Queanbeyan’s greatest asset and is central to providing an opportunity for the area to have a unique character.
A jury chaired by leading Australian Architect John Wardle described the winning proposal:
'This design presented a ‘big idea’ with the strategic potential to retain and enhance the best of Queanbeyan...'
‘This is a transformative urban framework idea that deserves to be implemented….’
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