A development application has been submitted by Aria for a 12 storey residential tower located at 20-24 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane.
Designed by Rothelowman, the design of the residential tower seeks to challenge the traditional podium tower composition and its contribution to the public realm by removing the podium all together which frees up the ground plane for landscaping and pedestrians.
To replace the podium, the designers have created a ‘garden room’ which is a curated landscaped interior experience with the ground floor becoming a conservatory.
According to Rothelowman, the ‘inverted podium’ also allows the typically bulkiest part of the building to become dominated by green vegitation, natural light and air.
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Coined ‘Trellis’ for its notable elevation above the podium, the apartments have been designed to feature a unique screened door to the unit entry which allows for cross flow natural ventilation as all corridors are naturally ventilated.
This along with naturally ventilated corridors celebrate the liveability of the Brisbane environment. – Rothelowman
- Height: 12 Storeys
- Number of units: x66 2 bedroom apartments, x44 3 bedroom apartments, x110 apartments in total
- Net Residential Density: 603.7 dwellings per hectare
- Site Cover: 78%
- Communal Open Space: >1900m2 (106%)
- Ground ammenities: Garden office booths, arrival lounge, water feature, landscaped gardens, wine cellar (TBC), theatre (TBC)
- Rooftop ammenities: 1,900m2. Communal BBQ space, sculpural lawn space, onsens spas, pool deck, infinity lap pool, gym
- Private Open Space: Individual private balconies between 15m2 and 25m2
- Landscaping: 1,230.2m2 (67.5%)
- Deep Planting: 36.1m2 (2%)
- Car Parking: 141 (138 resident spaces and 9 visitor incl. 1 PWD)
- Bicycle Parking: 110 spaces (1 per unit) plus 20 visitor spaces.
The development also features several sustainable design elements which aim to reduce energy and waste.
- 65kw Rooftop solar system and associated battery storage, anticipated to offset
approximately 50% of common area power usage for the residents
- Ultra violet and filtration devices will be incorporated in rainwater capture systems
allowing for larger catchments to be directed on-site storage and appropriately
treated for sub-surface irrigation.
- In addition to visitor bikes, secure bicycle storage and maintenance areas have
been incorporated to the design which celebrate and the experience of using
your bike as a resident. Located at the Ground floor (instead of in the basement)
for direct and convenient access this encourages green modes of transport and
- High performance glazing (Double glazed) has been incorporated into the design
balancing the desire for visual amenity (full height glazing) and thermal performance.
Minimum glazing performance specifications include SHGC (Solar Heat Gain
coefficient) of 0.3 (meaning only 30% of solar radiation is admitted though glazing)
and U-Value of 2.0 for all residential glazing assemblies.
- Co-located with recycling and residents waste disposal a dedicated room will be
provided for collection of compost materials. Access to the compost room will be
via resident secure swipe access. Residents will be inducted prior to gaining access
to ensure that no fowling of the compost with improper foods and the like. Compost
will be collected weekly by Suez for processing off site.
Tell us what you think about this development below in the comment box. The development application for this project, available to view on Brisbane City Council’s Planning & Development Online is A005595546.