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August 1st, 2011, 09:17 AM
Developer's lofty ambitions
Daniel Wills, Political Reporter From: AdelaideNow August 01, 2011 10:21am 79
ADELAIDE architects have released staggering plans for a 22-storey residential tower on Flinders St which will cost $120 million and include premium apartments priced at $1.2 million.
The building, titled 123 Flinders, will be Adelaide's tallest residential tower and is designed by Adelaide architecture firm Pruszinski Architects for developers Datong Australia.
Architect Paul Pruszinski said the distinctive and contemporary design was intended to attract residents and investors drawn to ultra-modern inner-city living.
The 75m tall building will also include residential apartments, offices, restaurants and leisure areas.
"123 Flinders is what the next generation of city residents and investors are demanding," Mr Pruszinski said.
"Our research was clear. There is a generation who are keen on city apartment living.
"However, that generation is not keen on the current stock of designs.
"They expect contemporary and innovative design to be at the centre of any building on offer."
The plans have been lodged with Adelaide City Council but will ultimately require approval from the state Development Assessment Commission.
The site is one of the city's largest and lies on one of the CBD's busiest corners Flinders and Pulteney streets - where additional building height is encouraged by planning rules.
Sixty per cent of the residential units will be on buildings corners, allowing for cross-ventilation and increased natural light.
Apartments prices will range from about $300,000 to $1.2 million.
Mr Pruszinski said Project Architect Tom Jarrett came up with a design that "explored the concept of movement, resulting in a rhythmic and sculptural form".
"We want 123 Flinders to be a symbol of Adelaide's progression and to appeal to those who want to experience the city vibrancy as part of their everyday lives," he said.
"The building will enliven the precinct and draw in people and businesses so that the area becomes a must be place in Adelaide."
Other features of the proposed development include a pool, gym, spa, cinema and three roof garden areas on three different levels with living trees and plants.
Images supplied by Howie over on Sen Adel and Pruszinski Architects
August 1st, 2011, 12:59 PM
Love it !!!
Refer to a short video below, plus results of a poll asking readers what they think of it.
Most people like it, however there's the dumb arse Adelaide conservative'swho as per usual hate everything post 1900.......grrrr
Would I buy an apartment there ? No, it's adjacent Heaven nightclub, the noise and idiots at night time would piss me off too much.
August 1st, 2011, 01:23 PM
West Terrace needs this!
August 2nd, 2011, 05:36 AM
West Terrace needs this!
Uh, it's nowhere near West Terrace. It's on 123 Flinders Street, hence the thread title!
August 2nd, 2011, 06:50 AM
Love it or hate it, it's the type of development Adelaide needs.
August 2nd, 2011, 08:17 AM
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August 4th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Good to see my hometown potentially doing something bold. bring on the green light.
August 5th, 2011, 03:39 AM
Short video on this link.
Adelaide's tallest tower design unveiled [video]
5 August 2011 | by David Wheeldon
Designs have been revealed for Adelaide's tallest residential tower, the plans to push the architectural envelope stirring some controversy in South Australia.
Adelaide's Pruszinski Architects released plans for the $120 million 123 Flinders residential development.
The construction application lodged outlines a 75m-tall building which will also house offices, restaurants and leisure areas.
"I think as an industry we have some amazing innovators who look to do more with what they've got," Property Council of Australia SA executive director Nathan Paine was quoted in the Adelaide Now.
Architect Paul Pruszinski said the design was intended to attract residents and investors drawn to ultra-modern inner-city living.
"Our research was clear. There is a generation who are keen on city apartment living. They expect contemporary and innovative design to be at the centre of any building on offer,” he said.
August 5th, 2011, 09:02 AM
This is the king of buildings Adelaide needs, as the city wont get any tall buildings any time soon (over 120m) The buildings that adelaide dose get, it needs to be all about the design and i think that this building will be one of the best in the city.
August 5th, 2011, 01:42 PM
unusual but would look good in this side of town.We want more highrise please!
August 5th, 2011, 05:06 PM
yeah as nice as this proposal is, probably wont happen with the global economy starting to fall apart again :bash:
November 22nd, 2011, 10:02 AM
the Adelaide City Council has rejected this proposal due to height limits. The 78mtrs is far too tall for our little village, and Pulteney St is a quiet, narrow laneway that is not suitable for this type of development. If only they submitted a proposal for a multi-storey carpark, it would have taken 5 mins after submission to be approved
November 22nd, 2011, 01:09 PM
Stupid city council.I think they prefer to collect parking fines than approving tall nice building proposals.Damn!
November 22nd, 2011, 02:14 PM
If only they submitted a proposal for a multi-storey carpark, it would have taken 5 mins after submission to be approved
Maybe if it had a stage 1 parking station then it would have been approved :lol:
It's so stupid, driving down Franklin Street the other day, i go past an ugly brown parking station on my left, a new parking station under construction on my right with another brand new parking station right next to it with a side street that leads to another couple of huge parking stations in the next block over, i look down another side street and see the entrance to another parking station on top of the markets and i travel 5m down the road and see a huge parking station sitting on top of the bus station.. all this was approved by the same city council, what a joke :lol:
November 24th, 2011, 02:39 PM
The Adelaide City Council's opinion is irrelevant, the State Government's DAC has the final say.
Therefore this has not been rejected.
April 18th, 2012, 09:57 PM
This was approved yesterday and starts 2013
April 19th, 2012, 01:06 AM
June 4th, 2012, 01:47 AM
Adelaide's second tallest. New renders out in a couple of weeks.
Bigger designs for city tower
by: Political Reporter Daniel Wills
From: The (http://http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/) Advertiser
June 03, 2012 11:00PM
An artists's impression of the 78m-high 123 Flinders St residential tower. Source: The Advertiser
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new city residential tower are being rewritten
This is in the wake of state government planning reforms as Chinese developers move to construct Adelaide's second-tallest building.
Adelaide architect Paul Pruszinski yesterday revealed to The Advertiser that he is working on new designs for the site which was to be home to the new 78m-high 123 Flinders residential tower.
Mr Pruszinski said developer Datong asked him to go back to the drawing board after Planning Minister John Rau announced the lifting of outdated height restrictions on buildings in the CBD.
The new plans add 10 storeys to the tower and take the building to 108m, 24 short of Westpac House.
Mr Pruszinski is the architect behind several of Adelaide's tallest and most daring new buildings.
Adelaide City Council's rejection of his designs for a 13-storey Light Square office block for being "too high" has been seen as one of the major turning points leading to the Government's planning review.
Mr Pruszinski said new plans for the Flinders St site had been sent to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority for analysis to ensure the planned building would not interrupt Adelaide Airport flight paths.
"The developer has always had confidence in Adelaide and, when they first met me, said they wanted to do a 35-storey building," he said.
"That couldn't happen with the planning requirements.
"When the reforms happened, they were keen to go back to that original strategy."
Mr Pruszinski said the Government's abolition of stamp duty for apartments under $500,000 bought off the plan was also going to aid sales for the development, expected to go to market in October.
It has been estimated $500 million worth of new commercial building projects were proposed for the CBD in the first month after the Government lifted height-limit restrictions in March.
Property Council of Australia executive director Nathan Paine said the changes unlocked a backlog of projects which developers had decided were uneconomic but now had become viable because they could add more floors.
Mr Rau said the new plans were a sign the Government's policy was working.
"These changes were designed to unlock investment in the city and it appears that that is exactly what is happening," he said.
June 5th, 2012, 12:43 AM
108m building with the design...i like :-)
June 7th, 2012, 02:41 PM
November 26th, 2012, 10:27 AM
this needs to be updated. Paul Pruzsinski wants to increase the height to 39lvls (135m)
PLANS are being drawn for what would be Adelaide's tallest building, at the corner of Flinders and Pulteney streets.
Pruszinski Architects is designing a 39-storey tower for developer Datong that would be 135m tall, 3m higher than Adelaide's current tallest building - Westpac House in King William St.
The site was originally slated for a 22-storey, 78m building that was to be the city's tallest residential tower.
After the State Government lifted height restrictions early this year, Datong asked architect Paul Pruszinski to add 10 storeys, taking the tower to 108m.
At that height, it would have been Adelaide's second tallest building.
Mr Pruszinski told the City Messenger he was now designing a 39-storey tower after researching the height limit possible without interfering with flight paths for Adelaide Airport.
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He said the site was "well within" the Capital City zone where only aviation considerations restricted building heights.
The tower would house a mix of offices, apartments and either a hotel or serviced apartments.
"We're designing what will be a new tallest (building) in Adelaide," he said.
"We now have an upper limit and we're designing to that limit.
"My brief is to maximise it."
He said his firm was working on a range of ideas, including scaled-up versions of the 22-storey design and completely new concepts.
He did not anticipate any concerns from neighbours.
"There is no residential around us," he said.
"The impact will be on no-one."
The challenge would be to come up with the right design and mix of uses to make the project viable, Mr Pruszinski said.
"It needs to be financially feasible," he said.
"I guess for us the excitement would be if it gets to the construction phase."
No costing had yet been put on the project, he said.
Datong originally wanted a 35-storey tower but it would not have been approved under the old planning regime.
December 14th, 2012, 10:57 AM
The original rendersof 123 Flinders look very swish....congrats for local vision.
If you can build a taller building and keep the boldness of the design....even better! I hope that the demand is there in Adelaide for taller buildings.
The structure reminds me a little of the Triology apartments in South Yarra....I think that the Melbourne SSC fans would get excited about this building if it was in Melbourne.
Hopefully this one is built!