The GPT Group
Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner Architects
AIA National Commendation for Commercial Architecture 2013 • AIA National Commendation for Sustainability 2013 • AIA Queensland Beatrice Hutton Award for Commercial Architecture 2013 • AIA Queensland Interior Architecture Award 2013 • Shortlisted World Architecture Festival Awards 2013 • UDIA Presidents Award for Excellence in Australia 2012
Christopher Frederick Jones • Florian Groehn • Angus Martin
A 54 level office tower often cited as epitomising sub-tropical commercial architecture in Brisbane. The tower’s unique tree-like structure is a solution to a constraint on where columns could be placed due to existing encumbrances on the site. Based upon an algorithm called ‘growing toward the light,’ the structure has a reciprocal relationship with Brisbane’s two iconic fig trees fronting the site. Due to the inherent stability of the tree structure, the columns toward the top of the tower are only 300 mm square and maximise panoramic views out.