Architects: Donovan Hill
- Area : 24150 m²
- Year : 2009
Photographs :Sam Thiess, Shantanu Starick, Donovan Hill
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.