Hot Modernism

Hot Modernism - Torbreck

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Building modern Queensland 1945–75

Hot Modernism unearths the stories of Queensland’s mid-century architecture.

This moment in our history, inspired by a new way of thinking about sub-tropical living, brought a wave of fresh ideas, design and debate to the Queensland landscape.

From the rolling expanse of the Riverside Expressway, to soaring concrete structures like the Torbreck apartment building, and houses explicitly tailored to our unique climate and lifestyle, this period of development paved the way for modern Queensland.

See Queensland through new eyes in this immersive exhibition, featuring a full-scale re-creation of the 1957 Jacobi House, interactive future cityscapes, 3D models, and historical drawings.

See the Hot and Bothered Film Competition entries and vote for a people's choice winner

Hot and Bothered – Save Modern Queensland invited you to submit a 3-minute film on a mid-century modern building in Queensland that you love.

Entries are now closed.The winner will be announced on Monday 29 September at the Hot and bothered forum, presented by Fiona Gardiner, Director of Heritage of Queensland's Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

First Prize
The winner of this film competition, selected by the judging panel, will be awarded $1500.

People's Choice Award
The film which has accrued the most ‘likes’ on youtube by Friday, 26th of September 2014 at 5pm, will be awarded the ‘people’s choice award’ and will receive a one year subscription to Architecture Australia, the official magazine of the Australian Institute of Architects and a limited edition copy of Australian Modern Design - Mid-20th Century Architecture & Design.

Presented by SLQ and The UQ School of Architecture. Supported by the Australian Research Council's Linkage Project funding scheme, and project partners BVN Donovan Hill, Conrad Gargett Riddel Ancher Mortlock Woolley and Wilson Architects. Principal sponsor dansk vintage.

9th Jul 2014 10:00am-5:00pm
Every day, until 12th Oct 2014
SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
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