* This project was under the design direction of Stephen Cameron while previously working at Hassell.
Client: Charter Hall
Status: Completed 2013
A redevelopment of an existing riverfront Brisbane CBD office tower, this project seeks to reposition the existing building between PCA "A" and "Premium" grade, taking advantage of its proximity to the river and prestigious Eagle St location.
The project includes full refurbishment of every floor of the building, but the primary architectural components are at ground level.
The building has suffered from a lack of street presence since it was built in the early 2000's, and the key design strategy was to provide it with a strong new identity at street level that would also provide better legibility of the various street-facing functions.
There are four key frontages - the main lobby; a cafe; a laneway between the street and the river; and a retail shopfront. Each of these frontages has been given its on individual address, scale and relationship with the street via a deeply articulated awning structure that extends through as a ceiling into the interior spaces.
A stronger relationship with the river was also a natural focus, with a new river-facing deck being added to the rear of the tower to create a new riverfront dining location with an elevated outlook over the Brisbane River, Storey Bridge and adjoining Customs House.
Stage 1 works completed May 2013 include a Cycle Centre accessed from the Riverside walkway and new concierge joinery in the main foyer. Stage 2 works will include the new street awning, laneway, riverfront deck and public artwork components.