A new DA has been lodged for a 60 level residential tower located at 195-199 Elizabeth Street by funds manager Barwon Investment Partners.
Designed by Rothelowman, the building comprises of 52 storeys of residential dwellings totalling 248 one, two and three bedroom apartments.
Soaring 189 metres high, the tower will become one of Brisbane’s slimmest residential towers.
The development includes a level 5 podium level recreation deck including pool, spa, bbq area, dining room and terrace area.
Level 5 Recreation Deck:
According to the DA:
The 60 storey tower incorporates a ground floor atrium area, with terraced podium planting fronting and enhancing the street environment. The footprint of the buildings first 5 floors creates an architectural void/atrium space that contributes significantly to the Buildings that Breathe concepts. The ground level is predominately lobby space with internal planters to maximise the green.”
The proposal on Elizabeth street is envisaged as a timeless residential development, capturing the essence of inner city living in a sub-tropical climate. The pure curved form of the tower is emphasised by the elegant material palette and refined detailing. It is designed to be viewed in the round from the prominent view points throughout the city.
“The residential programme of the building is highlighted by the expression of the balconies.The curvature of the tower is inverted in the podium facade by adopting organic forms within the horizontal banding. These undulating forms create terraces and urban gardens to give the podium a domestic presence onto the street.
The development is located just metres from Brisbane City Council’s new $11.4 million Edward Street luxury precinct transformation project.
The DA number for this development is A004178119.
According to the DA, the project will incorporate 5 levels of retail/commercial mix, which is fantastic considering it’s inner city location and potential to activate the street level on Elizabeth.
I’m most concerned with the buildings bulking and mass and how it appears to be a commercial office building and not a liveable or luxurious residential tower. Looks out of place for Brisbane and a sub-tropical environment.
It would’ve been great if the designers continued the theme from the podium level to the tower component, introducing a “breathing” building concept to the glass clad facade above the 5th level. The top is bland in comparison to other recent towers going in the City.
This should be incorporating more retail on the lower levels to complement the Edward St precinct.