School of Architecture

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Jeremy Wooldridge, Master of Architecture student, has won first prize in the 4000 Ideas student-based Brisbane design competition.

A genuine curiosity for architecture that is exciting and accessible for all was the only idea that University of Queensland Master of Architecture student Jeremy Wooldridge needed to secure first place in the 4000 Ideas student-based competition.

Supported by Brisbane City Council, the annual competition invites Brisbane’s future architects to create a design concept for a local site which this year was the home of Brisbane Metro’s new Cultural Centre station portal.

According to Jeremy, his winning Nexus proposal is more than just a node. It is a space or collective hub of interaction and culture, for all types of people.

“The future of Brisbane is an exciting time for all. The Nexus proposal hopes to capture the imagination and curiosity that lies within us all to create something special for Brisbane,” Jeremy said.

Jeremy adds that the international travel experiences that he’s had the opportunity to participate in over his studies at UQ has influenced his style and passion for urban design. Jeremy has participated in several travel experiences whist at UQ including; The U21 Summer School in Glasgow, UK 2015, The USA Material Experiments Travel Studio 2017 and recently the Venice Biennale Research Travel Studio 2018.

His design includes a glowing terrace landscape that rises from the ground creating a multi-level sub-tropical destination with the new metro station below; an activated ground plane with an extension of the Grey & Melbourne Street retail; a new bike storage facility and an elevated plaza and garden.


“4000 Ideas is a design competition for Queensland architectural students developed to encourage new and innovative ways of thinking about Brisbane City,” said competition creator and architectural graduate at Plus Architecture, Chrisney Formosa.

“Jeremy’s proposal was chosen because it not only dealt with the pragmatics of the site and brief requirements, but also because it provided a highly creative and unique proposal for the site.”

“We hope to use the competition to generate conversations within the wider public about design and the future of the city,” she said.

Jeremy receives $3,500 in prize money as well as a six-month internship opportunity at Plus Architecture.

For more information about 4000 Ideas Competition visit