the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Institutional Buildings
  4. Australia
  5. Donovan Hill
  6. 2009
  7. AM60 Building / Donovan Hill

AM60 Building / Donovan Hill

  • 00:00 - 3 July, 2010
AM60 Building / Donovan Hill
AM60 Building / Donovan Hill, © Sam Thiess
© Sam Thiess

© Sam Thiess © Sam Thiess © Sam Thiess © Shantanu Starick + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Margaret St & Albert St, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
  • Team

    Brian Donovan, Timothy Hill, Kim Baber, Phil Hindmarsh, Michael Moore, Lucas Leo, Simon Depczynski, Grace Mckellar, Jacque Jones
  • Structural Engineer/Project Engineer

    ADG Engineers (Aust) Pty Ltd
  • Builders

    Hutchinson Builders
  • Masonry Contractor

    Maurice Potrzeba, Trading as MOZBIZ P/L
  • Height

    23 stories @ 92.17m
  • Design Period

    Jan 2007 – May 2007
  • Net Lettable Area

    21,213 sqm
  • Area

    24150.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The proposal is for a 23 level high rise office development in response to Brisbane’s market and tenant demand for a Five star Green Star ‘A Grade’ Office Building.

© Sam Thiess
© Sam Thiess

This high rise commercial office tower in downtown Brisbane reconciles market forces with the specific urban context of its corner address. The proposal is for a 23 level development in response to Brisbane’s market and tenant demand for a Five star Green Star ‘A Grade’ Office Building.

© Sam Thiess
© Sam Thiess

The major frontage is characterised by a slick and colourful glassy façade, which wraps around the corner into the minor street where tactile concrete and masonry elements give a contrasting character and scale, as well as more substantial solar control. A fragment of the tactility is an embellished masonry screen protecting 4 levels of glass-skinned board rooms.

© Shantanu Starick
© Shantanu Starick

The central core arrangement in the typical office floors allows occupation on each façade, and permits large flexible floor space where occupants can be planned as a community of people in both single and multiple tenant arrangements.

© Sam Thiess
© Sam Thiess

Ground level organisation provides for multiple functions that both promote activation of the public realm, and facilitate the functional servicing of the building. The podium of the building responds to the public realm and the street by contributing the projected glazed ‘street building’ of the mezzanine and associated enhancement of public activity on Albert Street, and the masonry ‘miniature building’ and its associated recessed landscape to Margaret St.

© Shantanu Starick
© Shantanu Starick

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Donovan Hill
Cite: "AM60 Building / Donovan Hill" 03 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.