Situated on the bend of the Brisbane river, with views to the CBD and botanical gardens on the peninsula opposite, this unique position meant that this is a building that would not work anywhere else. With the opportunity to create views for days, we also felt this exemplar of riverside architecture called for a touch of yesterday’s grandeur.
The form has been created to maximize every single apartment angle to give all residents the best possible access to those stunning panoramas. Each living room projects out past the next, fanning themselves out towards the view. From the moment you open the front door, you are presented with uninterrupted vistas, accentuated by bay windows and framed by fileted, curved glazing. In itself, the reflective, flowing façade mimics the sinuous turns of the adjacent watery behemoth, while the warm gold green colour pulls in the surrounding natural landscape. Twisted screens offer fine grain detail to the building’s surface while enhancing the columns that wind up the structure.
Shared spaces echo the glamour of days gone by, with a modern twist. Pulling up to the building you’re welcomed by the epic proportions of a porte cochere with large columns and dedicated drop-off zones. Inside, the lobby gleams with brass balustrades and rods. Up on the second floor is a library which also boasts the spectacular river views as well as a contemporary interpretation of a coffered ceiling, while the basement houses a residents’ wine cellar.
A rooftop pool area gives you the best seats in the house for soaking up the 360°s, with a decadent combination of infinity pools and landscaped areas with all possible visible barriers removed. Exiting the lift, bluestone paving submerged in reflection pools guides you towards a viewing platform ; the level also includes a gym and outdoor yoga space. Cinemas and private dining mean you can have a great night out with only a lift ride home.
Wrap yourself up in the luxury of the old world, while enjoying the best views of the new. This is Brisbane from a whole new perspective.
1. Dulux Acrashield 955 Metallic Paint—Textured Pre-Cast Panels—Mica
2. Vitracore G2—Aluminium Composite Panel Canopy Soffit Cladding—‘Gold Metallic’ (G30)
3. Taiwan Glass—DGU Façade Glazing—Forest Green
4. Dulux Duratec Zeus Powder Coating—Powder Coated Aluminium Façade Mullions And Balustrade Staunchions—‘Black Matt’
5. Dulux Electro 906 Line Powder Coating—Powder Coated Aluminium Privacy Twisted Screens—‘Golden Touch’