A development application has been submitted by Pradella for a new 25-storey residential tower located at 37-39 Boundary Street, South Brisbane.
Designed by architect firm, Rothelowman, the proposed development seeks to create a new residential landmark for the area and provide residents with an attractive, highly articulated built form.
The development features 20 storeys of residential units, consisting of 154 apartments that range from one to four-bedroom designs, some with multi-purpose rooms.
The rooftop area, located on the 25th storey, features a dedicated recreational area that includes a communal terrace with enclosed facilities, flexible indoor-outdoor leisure spaces, pool, spa pool, gym, lawn and sub-tropical gardens.
The rooftop will crown the building with a unique architectural feature known as the ‘longhouse’, an elevated section of the rooftop containing communal recreational facilities.
The longhouse provides a projecting but narrow feature along one side with substantial landscaping around the remaining perimeter which aims to soften the overall appearance.
“The civic nature of the building continues to its roof in the form of “The Longhouse”, a legible and distinct architectural crown set within a lush landscape.
The linear expression sits as a greenhouse within a garden, providing amenity for residents whilst acting as a distinct landmark on the South Brisbane skyline.” – Rothelowman
The development also includes an articulated staggered facade closely aligned to Boundary Street, with angled structural blades along the side boundaries to balance resident access to views, daylight, and ventilation while balancing privacy and amenity between adjoining buildings.
Additionally, the development includes a four-storey high open city room area beneath the southern corner of the building, providing an unrestricted depth landscaping feature.
The design also incorporates a number of elements from Council’s New World City Design Guidelines, including natural air and ventilation, occupying outdoor space, illuminating with natural light, orienting the facades to their surroundings and access to views, shading and protection, promoting energy efficiency, using greenery, and incorporating high-quality and attractive building materials.
- Site Area: 1,647m2
- Height: 25 storeys / RL 93.23m
- Apartments: 1-bedroom x26 apartments, 2-bedroom x57 apartments, 3-bedroom x70 apartments, 4-bedroom x1 apartment (x154 apartments total)
- Elevators: x3 elevators. Lift-to-unit ratio 1:51
- Retail: No ground floor retail planned
- Communal Space: A large communal recreation space of 1,033m2 occupies the entire rooftop level and provides a wide variety of recreational facilities for residents across 279m2 of enclosed space and 754m2 of outdoor areas. The facilities include a large central pool with an infinity edge, two spas with connected decks to the pool area, a sun lounge area with open pergolas, lawn areas with substantial tree plantings surrounding, three BBQ pods with open pergolas over, sub-tropical trees, shrubs, and groundcovers to create an urban forest aesthetic, sunken yoga lawns with outward views towards the north and north-east, and kitchen, dining, and entertaining areas, along with a gymnasium all contained within an enclosed ‘longhouse’ building element extending the full length of the south-western side of the building.
- Car Parking: x245 resident spaces, x15 visitor spaces (x260 spaces total)
- Bike Parking: x154 resident spaces, x39 visitor spaces (x193 spaces total)
- Developer: Pradella
- Architect: Rothelowman
- Landscape Design: Lat Studios
- Town Planner: RPS Group
- Sustainability: Rooftop solar PV system is proposed on the roof of the longhouse for powering communal areas. Rainwater harvesting is proposed for irrigation of landscaped areas. Bike storage provided to every apartment to encourage active transport. Subtropical landscaping proposed throughout including a subtropical cross block link.
- Date Submitted: 13/2/2023
The site sits on the ridgeline of the strategic Kurilpa Masterplan area which has been slated for intensification of land use, transitioning from the current industrial usage to Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games related activity.
The Government last year purchased the Visy Recycling site along the Brisbane River for $165 million which would house the International Broadcasting Centre and eventually a combination of public space and mixed-use.
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 A006209793.
One four-bedroom apartment?! So is that for the owner or the bribe to grease the palm of the DA Officer? This will be a blight on the city and the suburb, it will radiate heat, look hideous and is in no way sustainable.
Bland, boring and block. What a poor design. It’s yuck, gross and horrible. How can any REAL person give this 5 stars. Something is not right with these reviews. Please BCC do not allow this horrible and horrendous building to go ahead.
I’m happy with 25 storey. Just the design is woefully bad.
A bland square design that doesn’t look at all suitable for the “subtropical design” climate that it should be.
There are reviews that seem rather generic, almost contrived.
Definitely a landmark project for Pradella. Latstudios coming in with the smoke with their landscape DA document.
WHAT A GREAT DESIGN!
The green colour scheme, the way the light hits the façade, the amount of vegetation, and the longhouse; this should be the new benchmark for contemporary subtropical design in Brisbane! If it turns out anything like the renders, (and alot of the Rothe Buildings do) it will be a beautiful addition to the Brisbane skyline and something all Queensland’s, and even Australians, can be proud of when it is broadcasted across the world at the time of the Olympics!
Looks pretty good to me… love the cross-block link and smart use of structure as sunshading/privacy. Hopefully they get the glass colour right and reflective!
This building is another yawn fest. Nothing remotely interesting about its design but a huge reflective heat generator for the suburbs. We also know that the designs are often compromised so if this is the best they can do, I hate to think how it will actually turn out. Junk!
Not sure what other reviewers are excited about:
– too much glass – it’s gonna be hot and you’d see into ppls’ apartments mess or see their alfoil to get rid of the sun
– apartment layouts are cheap – bedrooms without windows, long windy corridors (2br SE side) – just for overseas investors $$$
– hello neighbours – looks pretty close to other buildings with so much glass
Is it future proof? EV charges?
Bike parking is nice – but is it secure? South Brisbane is bike heist central. Also, I hope lifts are big enough to fit a bicycle in case you won’t want it to be stolen.
This will make a great addition to the suburb and home for residents with such an improvement to the streetscape. Quite an innovative and approach to structure, privacy and living. The rooftop offering will be amazing for residents and to be viewed on the skyline.
Wowza! Good to see some love given to a forgotten part of South Brisbane. Especially impressed by the innovative structural exoskeleton. Congrats to Pradella and the architects!