While investigating the Roma St Transit Centre as an idea of painting an urban design proposition on a traffic signal box, all I concluded was “Roma St, You are Ugly”
It has some beautiful big figs, but I’m not sure that makes up for the pedestrian dead spaces, elevated walkway, confusing entry, grade changes, dated building materials/finishes, blank walls and no active street frontages.
This picture in Brisbane Times hints at someone looking at redeveloping at least, and as such a main welcoming point to visitors/travellers, it surely deserves some critical design attention. It was mentioned in the City Centre Masterplan and I really think it could be a whole fascinating and complex design exercise in itself. Maybe that’s why nothing has happened with it, I can see it falling into the “too hard” basket.