443 QUEEN STREET

Re-imagining the iconic Queenslander house in a high-rise environment, Singapore-based architects WOHA and Architectus have developed a new design for subtropical living. 443 Queen Street is an open, breathing building where each of the 264 apartments over 47 storeys sits in a garden environment. The building catches the breezes and is oriented to provide shade from the sun.

The sustainable design of this “Queenslander in the sky” includes green walls extending all the way up the building and a ‘breathable façade’ which allows passive ventilation and cross-ventilation of all residences.

Inhabit’s consulting role included a custom-designed window wall system for large format glass panels, extensive external louvre system with custom extrusions, lobby and podium level glazing systems and precast and GRC cladding components screening carpark and lobby soffits.

Inhabit is also providing engineering, shop drawing, certification, FP1.4 certification, factory inspection and glass production inspection. Currently under construction, the building is expected to be complete in 2021.

  • Scope
    FAÇADE CONSULTING + FAÇADE ENGINEERING + LOGISTICS + DESIGN DOCUMENTATION
  • Location
    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
  • Client
    RCP AUSTRALIA
  • Developer
    CBUS PROPERTY
  • Architects
    WOHA + ARCHITECTUS