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Brisbane has a shortage of hotel rooms my friends in the biz tell me - if anyone hears of any hotel developments up there please post here?

The Westin and Shangri-La were opening hotels in Brisbane but the GFC stopped these projects!!!

I bet new residential towers - Infinity and Soleil (will be Brisbane's tallest in 2012) will have serviced/hotel rooms?

http://www.meriton.com.au/media/Infinity_Brochure.pdf
 

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http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/bus...nic-building-for-brisbane-20101020-16u2q.html

Brisbane's failed 80-storey Vision tower will be resurrected - or at least a version of it - under news plans from the site's buyer, Billbergia Group.

The developer yesterday confirmed it intended to build the city's tallest residential and commercial tower, despite the failure of previous owners Austcorp.

But the skyscraper will be redesigned in order to accommodate a second smaller building, expected to be about 20 storeys high, on the site.

Billbergia sales manager Ian Troy remained tight-lipped about the design of the twin towers, although he said the developer was considering three design options for the long-vacant block.

"We are committed to developing an iconic building for Brisbane," he told brisbanetimes.com.au.

The developer plans to lodge a final development application with Brisbane City Council by the end of the year.

Mr Troy said Billbergia would not fail where its predecessor had.

"We've done our sums carefully and with the design ideas we have, we believe the apartments will come in at an attractive price to most investors," he said.

"We're not building multi-million dollar units as a general rule. We'll have a couple of decent units up the top, but we're not building a tower of very, very expensive apartments.

"I believe the development will be successful, because it is in an iconic position."

Billbergia bought the site, that would have housed the $1 billion Vision tower, between Mary and Margaret streets, in July for a reported $40 million.

The Vision concept was flattened by the global financial crisis, leaving a $25 million, seven-level hole in the ground.

Under the original application, the development was to have a seven-storey car park below two levels of retail and entertainment space, 13 floors of commercial offices, 53 floors of residential apartments and a two-storey observation deck.

The site gained even more prominence earlier this year when the state government announced plans to build an underground subway station at lower Albert Street.

Old design which will be tweeked:

 

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Sunland has just released it's newest proposal for a 44 floor (153m) residential tower on 140 Alice Street. The tower is being called 'Carrington Tower' and is to be built on the site of Devine's former French Quarter proposal which was impacted by the global financial crisis in 2008. Recently, Sunland acquired a small slice of land which currently houses a small apartment building.

Architectual Statement

Designed by Wood / March Pty Ltd Architecture, the tower will be encased with a pewter glass wall which is said to have a subtle gold tint. The continuous skin was chosen to give a 3D perspective of the building while also changing tones and colours depending on time of the day. At the lower levels, the facade will flow down to create a canopy over the lobby and access areas.

The Botanic Garden-facing apartments of the total 233 apartments will have one key advantage over other residential towers in the city, that is that this tower will never be built out. They will always retain views of the Botanic Gardens and Southern Suburbs.

The tower which is a revolutionary design in Queensland and quite possibly Australia has a futuristic yet elegant charm about it and is easy on the eyes.

Environmental Design

Carrington Tower could potentially have an unprecedented amount of high tech, innovative sustainable design principals unlike any tower in Australia. Some of the initiatives listed in the proposal are below:

* Solar panels incorporated into the louvers/blinds to capture energy and reuse for internal electrical supplies.
* Solar collector system used for hot water systems to be placed on the rooftop
* Roof mounted micro roof turbines - Designed by Philippe Starck will be vertical access wind turbines
* Co-generation and peak demand energy reduction
* Grey Water Reuse
* Japanese style waste recycling split into (glass, cardboard, paper, organics, plastics, metals)

These initiatives would no doubt award this tower one of the most environmentally sustainable in the world.

The tower has been proposed with six basement levels and plans to have a grand lobby around 4 floors high. More information will come available as the development submission gets processed. Click below to view images of the project.
 

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The developer of the world's tallest residential tower Q1 on the Gold Coast has unveiled plans to build a $250-million luxury apartment tower in Brisbane's CBD.

Sunland Group has lodged its proposal for the 44-storey Carrington Tower opposite the Botanical Gardens at 140 Alice Street, after acquiring a small slice of neighbouring land that currently houses a small apartment building.

The tower - said to be encased with a pewter glass wall with a subtle gold tint - will be built on the site of Devine's former French Quarter which was flattened by the global financial crisis in 2008.

Carrington Tower will be Sunland's first foray in the Queensland residential market since the completion of Q1 and Circle on Cavill at Surfers Paradise almost five years ago.

Sunland Group managing director Sahba Abedian has hailed the design by Wood/Marsh as the developer's finest piece of architecture to be produced in the company's 27 years.

The facade of Carrington Tower will flow down to create a canopy over the lobby.

"We will be looking to create a very sculptural, iconographic tower that will really mark the entry into Brisbane from the southside of the city.

"It's a curvilinear building that really personifies the feminine form. If you look at the building it actually drapes out at the base that is not dissimilar to a beautiful dress - that's really the intent behind the tower."


Mr Abedian said he was confident Brisbane City Council would approve the tower by mid-2011, as it could potentially have an unprecedented amount of innovative sustainable design features, including solar panels incorporated into the louvres and blinds to capture and reuse energy.

"As we know the Baby Boomers are moving into retirement and lifestyle choices are changing ... and we hope to cater for these individuals," Mr Abedian said.

If approved by the council, Carrington Tower will be one of only a few buildings in Brisbane, including Riparian and The Grosvenor, designed for owner-occupiers.

Mr Abedian said Carrington Tower would boast of the facilities of a hotel, including a 24-hour concierge.

"We believe there is strong demand for these environments," he said.

One-bedroom apartments with a study are expected to sell for about $500,000 and sub-penthouses $3 million.

Although Harry Triguboff's twin-tower residential development on Herschell and Adelaide streets is near completion and the abandoned Vision tower site on Mary Street may also be resurrected by developers Billbergia, Mr Abedian said he was confident there was room in the Brisbane market for Carrington Tower.

"We have a strong track record and we also have a very strong client base that I have no doubt will be very excited when we launch this project," Mr Abedian said.

"The testament of our capabilities is the proof of our projects through from Q1 to Circle on Cavill and Palazzo Versace."
 

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Cox Architecture completes world's largest structure to be based upon the principles of 'tensegrity'

The dramatic 'tensegrity' geometry of Kurilpa Bridge evolved from the Queensland Government's drive to connect the Queensland Cultural Centre across Brisbane's river to its CBD without impacting upon an important park to Aboriginal people on the cultural centre side. A further reason for the structure was the need to span over the city's major motorway on the CBD side.

Both specific requirements necessitated searching for a structure which had minimum thickness of deck, so that the ramp into the park became as little impacting on the park as possible, so that the structure could span the motorway and descend into a city street seamlessly.

The tensegrity structure, based upon Richard Buckminster Fuller's 1960s studies and later the American sculptor Kenneth Snelson's work, facilitated the thinness of deck required as it gains its stability from balance of compressive and tensile forces in its spars and cables respectively. The structure became the first of its type in the world.

The Government equally wanted a potent statement about Brisbane as a fitness-orientated, subtropical city of walking and cycling, thus the architects' delight in evolving such a dynamic structure that has been described as affording the experience of a bridge which seems to 'move along with you'.

Cox Architecture were excited that the concept stemmed from Snelson's work, as it meant that the design originated in the art world, forming an experiential sculpture that connects the city to its art galleries. Its overall low, fine-membered horizontal profile avoids conflicting with the city and gallery scale and bulk of motorway.

As noted, the type is a response to specific client requirements and to the broader one of imparting memorable identity to the act of walking and cycling, and the even wider one of identifying Brisbane as a design-led, art-focussed city.

The white steel needles frame the people journeying along the bridge, creating a new type of public space in the city as well as a new connection between major precincts. Concrete contrasts as the deck element, its plasticity used to fold up to create a series of viewing and gathering spaces projecting out from the span, with steel overlaid and etched to illustrate stories of Aboriginal people's history of using this place in the river as their primary crossing route.

Source: www.worldarchitecturenews.com











 

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World Class Land Plans 91-Storey Tower for Brisbane

Height limits in Australian cities are being put to the test as developers continue to propose cloud-piercing skyscrapers at altitudes never before seen on the island. World Class Land, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Aspial Corporation, is one such developer. According to a submitted application which surfaced on the Brisbane City Council website, they are planning a mammoth 91-storey skyscraper adjacent to the equally mammoth Brisbane Skytower.
 

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Brizzy makes an appearance! More! More!
haha ok! here's something close...

Zaha Hadid Partners with Sunland on Mariner's Cove Towers

The $600 million (AUD) development will hold a pair of 134-metre sculptural towers defined by contrasting dark glass and white vertical embellishments. The twisting verticality means that each level will feature a distinct floor plan. Residents will be served by 490 parking spaces, with another 40 dedicated to their visitors. A total of 808 stalls have been proposed to accommodate the range of uses on the site.

 

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300 George Street is now Brisbane Quarter:

Welcome to the Brisbane Quarter

Brisbane Quarter encompasses a complete city block with Brisbane River views and will include Australia’s first purpose-built W Hotel, two levels of riverside dinning and luxury retail shopping beneath a 40-storey state-of-the-art Prime Grade office tower, as well as an 82-storey luxury residential apartment building.



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