Aria Property Group has submitted a proposal for a 30-storey residential tower located at 10 Cordelia St, South Brisbane.
Designed by Woods Bagot, the development would comprise of 256 apartments, including one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.
The building consists of five levels of basement car parking, a four-storey podium, and 26 storeys of residential apartments, with a communal recreation area at the roof level and communal open space areas on the ground floor level.
According to architects Woods Bagot, the tower’s architectural design is based on three key ideas: the clear expression of the tower, podium, and ground level, the use of cylindrical forms to create an expression of verticality and slenderness, and the extension of the tower volumes to different heights, creating a feature ‘crown’.
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The podium form is derived from key ideas such as scaling to suit the height of neighbouring buildings, carving out portions to provide relief to the Cordelia Street elevation, and creating a sense of rhythm and articulation using semi-circular pilasters.
The use of brick in terracotta hues brings texture and tactility to the podium design and grounds the building in its South Brisbane context.
Generous landscape and planting to the ground, podium facade, and podium top will create an oasis fronting Cordelia St. – Woods Bagot
The tower’s access is from Cordelia Street via a new driveway crossover, with refuse collection and servicing incorporated into the lower ground level.
A full floor rooftop recreation level is proposed which would house a pool, resident’s dining room, BBQ area and sitting spaces.
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A retail space is not deemed feasible for the proposed development, in part due to more than sufficient retail tenancies being located in the surrounding area. A review indicates that there are eight different cafes located within 100m of the site.
Another café or retail space would be an oversupply to the area and would not be the best use for the ground floor level. In particular, many of these cafes are located along Melbourne Street and Fish Lane, which are intended to attract the majority of users to these areas to create a thriving retail and entertainment strip.
According to the development application Aria Property Group manages (either owns or subleases) 21 venues along this Fish Lane precinct ranging from coffee shops, wine bars, cocktail bar, small restaurants and large restaurants.
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- Site Area: 1,822m2
- Height: 30 storeys / 145.8m
- Apartments: x63 one bedroom apartments, x105 two bedroom apartments, x63 three bedroom apartments, x20 sub-penthouses, x5 penthouses (x256 apartments total).
- Elevators: x4 lifts. Lift-to-unit ratio of 1:64.
- Retail: No ground floor retail
- Communal Space: Communal work from home spaces and seating at ground level, rooftop pool, sun lounges, communal dining area, bbqs
- Car Parking: x377 spaces total, comprising x355 resident spaces, x19 visitor spaces, x3 electronic vehicle spaces
- Bike Parking: x323 spaces total, comprising x259 resident spaces, x64 visitor spaces
- Developer: Aria Property Group
- Architect: Woods Bagot
- Landscape Design: Urbis
- Town Planner: Urbis
- Sustainability: Significant sustainability initiatives including rainwater harvesting for irrigation, car share and electric vehicles gifted to body corporate for residential usage. A large amount of deep planting and landscaping proposed throughout development. Rooftop solar panels for common power usage.
- No recycling bin shoot apparent in DA. Aria needs to be installing recycling bin shoots or recycling shoot diverters in all new buildings to encourage recycling of domestic waste.
- Date Submitted: 20/04/2023
The development also provides a striking lush green wall along the entire frontage of the podium between vertical architectural columns to provide vertical screening.
The green wall provides 402m2 of planting, increasing the overall planting to 1,069m2, equating to 58% of the site.
The proposed development provides an architecturally designed podium and streetscape interface comprised of curved vertical cylinder forms and draping lush green walls at the entrance. – Woods Baggot
The overall architectural statement of the development continues Aria’s tradition of distinguishing itself from the prevailing rectilinear urban form of South Brisbane and echoes recent Aria developments including The Standard. The proposal adopts a dramatic architectural statement of an active, vibrant, and intriguing built form and tower design.
The proposed development provides for an additional 256 units in an inner-city location which has specifically been slated by Council for greater density in the recently released ‘Brisbane’s Sustainable Growth Strategy’.
Council’s more recent announcement for height limit restrictions to be removed in Kurilpa means the development will play a key part in this initiative to deliver an additional 10,000 dwellings in the Kurilpa Precinct alone and assist in addressing a rapidly growing national housing and rental supply crisis.
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 Developmenti online platform is A006255010.