Nomads Palace HQ launches Oct 2013
Living and breathing the ethical ideation and re-purpose mantra of this venture made Nomads Palace a perfect candidate for Brisbane's new funky urban development. Based in a former shipyard adjacent to the Portside complex and cruise terminal, this new precinct will come alive as a festival and retail space, enabling Nomads Palace to support global Indigenous businesses and product.
This would not have been possible without the QUT Creative Industries students who entered a competition to engage third year urban design, architecture, industrial and interior design students to develop creative concepts to transform our containers into vibrant, on-trend retail spaces.
Working in multidisciplinary groups, the students responded to briefs to develop designs that incorporate retailer requirements whilst fitting with the overarching theme of adaptive re-use and recycling. The students presented their designs and we are proud to announce the 'Not So Generic Design Group' as the winning bid.
Their design has created a highly functional HQ complete with retail, performance and workshop area with an office space. Every element has an integrated sustainability aspect and great attention to detail, it will no doubt inspire the cool things to come.
Containerval was Brisbane’s newest festival and will celebrate the city’s creativity from 1 - 17 November 2013.
Set on the banks of the Brisbane River at Northshore Hamilton, Containerval transformed shipping containers into a vibrant, edgy mix of pop-up retail shops, performance spaces, artist studios and even an open-air cinema!
The lovechild of Brisbane’s largest urban renewal project and the world-wide trend of shipping container transformation, Containerval aimed to foster the development of Brisbane’s emerging creative talent in the fields of urban design, architecture and interior design. The festival also provided a platform for new businesses and challenges existing businesses to embrace pop-up opportunities.
Containerval featured an array of Brisbane's home-grown talent, supporting local artists, retailers and performers.
Nomads Palace was proud to be a part of this great initiative which laid the groundwork for the Eat Street Markets operating today.