New 82 Storey Apartment Complex in Brisbane CBD

A NEW 82-storey, 652 unit development has been given the go ahead for the Brisbane CBD.

Brisbane City Council has approved plans for the new tower for a site at 171 Edward St.

It has been designed by Rothelowman and in keeping with the group’s tradition of designing interactive vertical communities, once complete the building will be opened up to the wider neighbourhood, through a four-storey podium with more than 2100sq m of retail and commercial space.

The development will have a mix of one and two bedroom apartments. According to the development application there will also be bicycle parking spaces.

Residents will also be provided with more than 3000sq m of communal residential recreation space, the largest offering in the Brisbane CBD for one building.

‘Recreation floors’ on levels four, five and six will include a residents’ bar, theatre, karaoke bar, dining, gym, yoga studio and residents’ lounge, large landscaped roof garden, lap pool and spa.

The design of the building will feature a curved, gold facade drawing heavily on the form of Constantin Brancusi’s “Bird in Space” – a series of 16 sculptures created between 1923 to 1940 that “collectively communicate the notion of flight”.

Rothelowman principal Jeff Brown said: “The design intent is to reinforce the slender nature of the tower proportions through the refinement of a simple, singular and organic form that is contextually responsive”.

Mr Brown said the “peeling’’ corners provided visual asymmetry and created opportunities for maximising views from corner balconies, gardens and living spaces.

Credit: Courier Mail