Designed by Singapore-based firm WOHA and Brisbane local architecture firm Architectus, in conjunction with landscape architecture firm Taylor Cullity Lethlean, the towers offers a generous and welcoming public domain that creates a strong link between city streets and river edge. Specially designed for our subtropical climate, the towers catch the breezes and shade from the sun and have been designed as a habitable, living subtropical garden.
The slender towers are raised on columns above abstract forms, inspired by the natural riverside topography and the cliffs of Kangaroo Point, expressed as strata naturally rising from the river edge, blending the building with the river's edge. The design restores and enhances lost vistas and pathways, framing important buildings, places and natural urban features, making a powerful connection through the site.
The development will invigorate the precinct with retail and new interfaces with Queen Street’s existing Howard Lane, Admiralty Towers Park and create new opportunities for the public to experience and enjoy the river. 443 Queen Street while once a barrier between city and river, will now be a connector.
Cbus Property chief executive officer Adrian Pozzo said the tower would give Brisbane residents a new street level view across the river towards the Story Bridge; “It has been designed to allow this magnificent view to be largely retained, a wonderful legacy for the people of Brisbane”.