A new design for a 71-story residential building has been proposed for 25 Mary Street in Brisbane. The Victoria-based developers, KS Property had originally submitted plans for a 45-story commercial high-rise in 2021, which won approval in 2022.
Koichi Takada was selected as the architect to redesign the building. "The architecture is designed around four very distinct vantages as the building extends into the sky - expansive sky view, scenic mountain views, serene Brisbane river views and lush botanical garden views," stated Takada.
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The landscaped high-rise will offer 527 apartments to help address the shortage of quality housing stock in Brisbane’s inner city. Four separate elevated residents’ parks, which act as nests will be inserted into the building. The new plans supersede the previous designs of a commercial building created by BVN.
The new design proposal will include more than 7000 square meters of communal space spread across five different recreation levels, including pools, wellness retreats, private dining rooms, gymnasiums, cinemas, and golf simulators. Takada adds, "25 Mary is a celebration of Brisbane lifestyle, with unique breathable balconies designed to let fresh air permeate the high-rise residences."
The building is targeting a 5 Star Green Star residential rating.
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