11BCR is a 16 level office building sited in one of the most prominent positions for visitors arriving into the Brisbane city centre from the airport. This position dictated a Council desire to maintain a diagonal vista through the site to Brisbane’s historic gasometer structure in the master-planned precinct Newstead Riverpark.
The building is sculpted to facilitate the view corridor, with the 3 podium levels above also undulating, recessing and projecting to humanise scale and proportion. The 10 typical floors provide around 2,000 m2 NLA per level, the geometry responding to the form of the base, and to view angles, and to climate. A provision is made for the façade to be opened up to allow natural ventilation when desired.
The rooftop level sets back to form a verandah and gardens along the south-west edge which gains an axial vista to the Brisbane River and overlooks the gasometer.
A composition of overlapping façade glazing and vertical sun shading varying in density depending upon solar orientation is designed to accentuate the forms and to enrich the building’s experience from sides that are all exposed to public view.
Charter Hall and John Holland