Daisho, the owners of Mincom Central have updated a proposed submission to build a 34 level commercial tower on 174 Ann Street. The tower has been designed by Crone Partners, the architects of 275 George Street and Sydney’s Citigroup Centre. The proposal is Daisho’s second submission following the original 174 Ann Street design.
The updated design includes facade alterations showing a huge imprint of the Brisbane River. The artistic imprint would be the first of its kind in Brisbane.
The tower is planned to have a total of 66,171m2 of commercial space which is comparable to the floor space of 111 Eagle Street.
The landscape design, surrounding the proposed building at 174 Ann St, Brisbane would function as both a cross block link and a new public plaza and breakout space for the existing Mincom Central and new buildings.
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A large green wall is proposed adjacent to the proposed staircase (which would facilitate pedestrians moving through the site between Ann St and Turbot St). This installation would provide an impressive lush backdrop to the Podium 2 Retail, draw people into the cross block link, and create an iconic image and experience to the space.
Several of the existing columns are also proposed to be retrofitted with a trellis system and growing vines, to further green the space, and tie in with the new greenwall façade. A large ‘river’ motif would ‘ﬂow’ throughout the plaza on the ground plane; created with the use of varying granite colours and ﬁnishes. This pattern will both mimic the building’s façade and create a subtle way ﬁnding device throughout the plaza.
A scattering of bespoke organic shaped seating elements will be installed in key locations within the plaza and staircase landings. Bike racks are also to be provided. These are to be both sculptural and functional pieces of external furniture.
Other landscape areas, include the area adjacent to the property boundary of the neighbouring School of Art building, and the vehicular entry/ exit. Plants species selection aims to create a lush, dark green aesthetic, while being of low maintenance and low water demanding as possible.