Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled plans for three residential towers in the Toowong suburb of Brisbane
The £240 million project for Australian developer Sunland will create 486 new apartments on a riverside plot close to the city’s central business district.
The 15,000m² site was previously home to an Australian Broadcasting Corporation studio which closed in 2006 following a reported breast cancer cluster.
Alongside apartments, Hadid’s design features eight riverfront villas, parking for 635 cars and 7,300m² of landscaped parkland.
A protected historic building from the 1860s – known as the Middenbury home – will also be retained within the park and potentially transformed into a café or gallery.
The three towers – ranging from 22 to 25-storeys in height – will feature curtain wall glazing overlayed with a quilted diamond pattern made from glass reinforced concrete.
Sunland managing director Sahba Abedian said: ‘Our vision is to create a vibrant urban village which sensitively activates its urban and riverfront context through compelling architecture and landscape design.’
He continued: ‘Importantly, it is a vision that opens up the site to the broader community through the creation of expansive public parklands, a riverside viewing platform and the transformation of Middenbury into a meaningful public space.’
Hadid added: ‘The design tapers each structure to minimize their footprint and open the riverfront to the public; creating a vibrant civic space for Toowong within a new riverside park.’
A development application for the project has been submitted to Brisbane City Council.