Walan

Inspired by the iconic Queenslander home, architects bureau^proberts created this 14-storey, luxury apartment building overlooking the river in Brisbane, Australia, to suit the Queensland climate and lifestyle.

With just one apartment per floor, all rooms open to a veranda edge providing cross ventilation while maintaining privacy, just like the Queenslander. A vertical forest grows throughout the building, referencing the nearby tree-studded Kangaroo Point cliffs and each apartment has a pocket garden.

The façade design was inspired by the nearby cliffs of Kangaroo Point –  a layered, screened façade wraps the tower, referencing the landscapes, colours and patterns of Brisbane. The specially designed screens modulate the light and heat of the entirely glass building and the louvres can be shut during strong storm events to protect the glass.

Inhabit provided façade structural engineering services on the project.

Awards:
.  2019 AIA QLD State Awards Job & Froud Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
.  2019 AIA Awards Brisbane Regional John Dalton Award for Building of the Year
. 2019 AIA Awards Brisbane Regional Commendation for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

 

 

  • Scope
    FAÇADE ENGINEERING
  • Location
    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
  • Client
    HUTCHINSON BUILDERS
  • Developer
    GBW GROUP
  • Architect
    bureau^proberts