Surfers Paradise Project To Have World’s Most Slim Fitting Architectural Design –

The beauty of slender buildings. An example of the design talent of Rothelowman and the collaborative process between architect and engineer. The result. An innovative, parametric design that saves costs on structure and provides sheltered balconies from the wind.

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180 Daisho aerial photography

Crone recently engaged a photographer to take aerial photographs of 180 Daisho, a 60,000m2 commercial office tower located in Ann Street, Brisbane. 180 Daisho is a 34 level, 6 Star Green Star office tower with a striking super graphic of the Brisbane River designed to the north east facade.

180 Daisho is ambitious, gutsy and a highly intelligent building. The tower will be Brisbane’s first, 6 Star Green Star V3 certified office building and is aiming for a 5.5 star NABERS Energy rating. This is the highest sustainability rating attainable through the Green Building Council of Australia’s rating system and described as World Leadership. Crone worked closely with Floth Engineers to design a very efficient, world class, sustainable building.

The buildings facade features a dramatic motif of the Brisbane River which is highly recognisable from a number of vantage points throughout the city and becomes a theme throughout the development.

The structural design is innovative. By utilising a side core to the office floor plate, we were able to straddle the Brisbane railway lines that run directly under the site. Crone worked with Arcadis structural engineers to develop the structural system, which uses in part, a series of large diagonal trusses to support the typical floor plates. This strategic thinking helped unlock the opportunities of the site. The resulting floor plates are regular in shape, open planned, saturated with light and with spectacular views of the city.











180B tops out soon

Only a few levels to go before Crone Partners “180B” signature commercial development, located in Ann Street Brisbane tops out. Designed for Daisho and built by Watpac, the project is due for completion in November this year and features a huge super graphic of the Brisbane river on its Eastern facade. The tower is 34 levels tall with over 60,000m2 of Gross Floor Area.


did you know 180 Brisbane is on Wikipedia?

No way! I’m not sure who puts these things up but great to see 180 Brisbane in Wikipedia!

180 Brisbane on wikipedia

180b time lapse photography

I love time lapse photography. This is a video showing time lapse photography of 180B under construction from Sept 2013 to Jan 2015. Watpac Constructions setup the camera on a building adjacent to our site. 180B is a 34 level commercial office tower designed by Crone Architects in 2012 and located in Brisbane, Australia. It is a 6 Star Green Star Sustainable Development designed for Japanese developer Daisho, due for completion in Nov 2015.

180B Time Lapse Photography


180B comes to life

After months of construction work in the basement levels of 180B the building is finally coming alive. The amazing truss structure that spans the railway lines in Brisbane is exposed at ground level and can be seen over 5 levels of the podium. Hyder Structures worked closely with Crone Partners to design an innovative structure that spans the railway tunnels with diagonal bracing and uses the core itself to straddle the railway lines.

The unique side core commercial office building is 34 levels in height and has over 60,000m2 of NLA with large open floor plates.

It is a thrill to see this image provided by Watpac Constructions and see the shape of the office floor plate coming out of the ground, having worked on the project since its early conception in 2008. Crone Partners won the project in a Design Competition and have enjoyed working collaboratively in the design process with our client Daisho.

I’m also impressed seeing our site Architect Nick Grbavac giving good scale in his yellow hard hat in front of one of these amazing columns. Nice shot Nick.

180 b trusses


180B axo view

180 Brisbane starts on site

Construction has recently commenced on 180 Brisbane, a stunning new $300 million 34-storey office tower, located at 180 Ann Street in Brisbane. The ambitious project is being developed by Daisho Group, constructed by Watpac, designed by architects Crone Partners and project managed by Savills. Hyder has been appointed to provide civil, structural and façade design for the development.

It will also include a huge artistic imprint of the Brisbane River on its façade; the first artistic imprint façade in Brisbane. An ambitious green rating target is also featured; the aim to be Brisbane’s first 6 Star Green Star V3 Office grading and aiming for a 5.5 Star NABERS Energy Rating.

When complete this iconic building will truly transform the CBD and set a new standard for commercial buildings.

180B axo view

180B website goes live!

The 180 Brisbane website went live last week with the catch phrase; “Introducing a New Direction in Prestige Office Space”

180 Brisbane is a 35 level commercial office tower, with Retail and basement Car Parking and a NLA of 60,000m2. The building has 5 basement levels, is targeting a 6 Star Green Star, environmental rating and has an estimated Construction Cost of $300m.

Watpac were recently awarded the contract, to build the Japanese client Daisho’s, flagship project in Brisbane. Crone Partners designed the building in 2010, with construction to be completed by 2015.

For more information please visit the website below.

180B axo view

new $300m cbd tower heralds rising economic confidence

Crone Partners designed 180B commercial office development in Brisbane. The project is to be completed late 2015 at a construction cost of approximately $300m. See link to an article below, located in the Brisbane Development Website.

Brisbane Development

arya residence tower 1 to be completed early 2014

Award winning, LEED Gold targeted Arya Residence, is due for completion, the first quarter of 2014. Tower 2 has been launched after strong sales from Tower 1, have seen over 70% of apartments sold off the plan, in a short period of time.

Facade treatments are well under way at Arya, with options provided for the horizontal louvres to feature at the top of the building. Mock-ups of the sun shading devices, will be provided on site, to evaluate the best colour fit for the building. The light colouring of the building was designed, to best reflect the strong heat loads on the building, prevalent in the Philippines.

With Arya Residence LEED Gold and BERDE certification targets, as well as the signature 180 Brisbane, commercial office tower, 6 Star Green Star target, Crone Partners are becoming renowned for their expertise in Green Building Design.

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