Design and technologies are fundamental to the Cross River Rail project. A visit to the Experience Centre provides a unique opportunity to connect students’ knowledge and skills to real-world applications in this contemporary mega-project.

Our education program offers a range of collaborative activities developed to foster creativity and provide opportunities to respond to design challenges.

There are knowledge-based components focussing on bridges and tunnels, as well as skills development opportunities incorporating consideration of user needs, design generation and evaluation. Activities include applying human-centred design principles, investigating movement around cities and how this impacts future designs and exploring transport in the past, the present and into the future.


Build a BridgeEngineering3 to 1030 minsStudents are introduced to some of the Cross River Rail bridges as well as globally recognised bridges and the most common bridge designs. Students will apply a design process to generate innovative ideas, design and build a model bridge.
Biggest Building BattleDesign3 to 930 minsBy comparing the length of the new underground Albert St station to local landmark buildings, students engage with the significant engineering on Cross River Rail. Students will apply a design process, to generate innovative ideas, design and build a model tall building.Through applying a design process, students will generate innovative ideas, design and build a tall building.
Albert Street TransformationLiveability/Human
Centred Design/
5 to 960 minsAs the first new train station in Brisbane’s CBD in more than 120 years comes to life, how will this transform Albert Street, creating a city for the future?
Urban change, human-centred design, liveability and transport planning are considered through the lens of the transformation of Albert Street.

Find out more about our curriculum aligned programs.