As we design and build up, it’s important that both liveability and sustainability are considered. This was the case for Rothelowman’s two-tower multi-residential development in Brisbane.
The respective 26- and 37-storey towers – located at 44-100 Barry Parade in Fortitude Valley – incorporate vertical greenery to maximise the sustainability and performance of the buildings’ envelopes.
Additionally, natural light, ventilation, and views are embraced through façade features that are designed to 'open up' the residential interiors (for instance, with the extensive incorporation of operable windows).
Incorporating landscaping as a key aspect of the project, Barry Parade will feature sub-tropical landscaping throughout the ground plane, up the façades of the shared podium, and within the recreation spaces.
Apartment features – such as large sliding doors to balconies and operable windows – open up the building, with the effect of maximising natural light and cross-ventilation. This is further increased by wide frontage apartment layouts and shallow floor plans.
40 percent of apartments will have access to two frontages to further enhance cross-ventilation through the interior.
Beyond the typical amenities of a project of this scale, a large portion of the site – 30 percent to be exact – is designated as public open space. This ‘public space’ will comprise an urban plaza and an upgrade to the surrounding ground-level streetscape.