Initially built to supply electricity to the city’s tram network and some of the inner city suburbs, this brick behemoth by the river fell into disrepair after the tramway was shut down in the ’60s. For decades, it was a home for squatters and graffiti artists, until it was chosen as the site for an artistic centre and reopened in 2000. Instead of knocking down the old building, the architects chose to incorporate the crumbling red brick, steel beams and electrical equipment into the modern design. Brisbane Powerhouse
is now one of the most popular destinations for theatre, musical and comedy performances, and the restaurant
and riverside bar are on many foodie’s list of favourites.