470 Main Street, Brisbane

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470 Main Street
470 Main Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Our vision for 470 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, is to create a distinctive architecture that captures the uniqueness of the site’s clifftop location while maximising river and city views. The form draws inspiration from the dramatic natural land form of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and its angular faceted forms.

The design responds to the sub-tropical climate and aims to connect internal spaces to the external environment in line with the Buildings that Breathe strategy adopted by Brisbane City Council. Landscaping is a key component of the proposal, forming a key feature of the arrival experience and extending through all levels of the building and culminating in a generous communal rooftop.

Residents enter from Main Street along a walkway that leads through an entry garden framed by concrete columns and masonry screen walls. This garden is a transitional space that provides a buffer between the intensity of Main Street and the entry lobby beyond. It creates a landscaped room within the columns and screens, blurring the boundary of interior and exterior.

The facade expresses a continuous horizontal spandrel that provides sun shading and a strong horizontal scale. The angular profile of the spandrels and alternating rhythm of deep terraces and outboard living spaces provides a strong play of light and shadow across the façade.

Aria Property Group


Due 2021