UK-based Institution of Civil Engineers has awarded Aurecon the prestigious Brunel Medal for its design of the Brisbane Flood Recovery Ferry Terminals.
The terminals were designed to withstand the impact of a flood similar to that of 12 January 2011, when the Brisbane River broke its banks and affected thousands of homes.
The design concept, developed by Aurecon and Cox Architecture, was a shift away from previous design conventions in regards to aesthetics, flood resilience and accessibility. It involved a range of different skills across the maritime, industrial, mechanical and architectural disciplines.
The Brunel Medal recognises excellence in civil engineering with is named after Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a 19th Century mechanical and civil engineer.
The Brisbane Ferry Terminals have also won a number of top national industry awards, including the Good Design Award of the Year 2017 and the Sir William Hudson award at the 2016 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards.