12 help street chatswood

The property market is going gangbusters in Sydney and the Sydney surrounding suburbs. Some of the work I’ve currently been involved in is preparing IM’s (Information Memorandum’s) and Concept Design Reports for Clients and Real Estate Agents, to help them understand the full potential of their development. We work together to come up with a strategy, maximizing the sites potential and creating a Vision. The site can then either be sold or developed by the clients themselves. Below is a write-up prepared for the sale of 12 Help Street, Chatswood and CGI images of the building designed for our client and CI Australia.

 

12 Help St is an exciting opportunity in the heart of Chatswood. The site offers the potential to contribute to the growing CBD skyline, promoting tall buildings along the rail corridor. It is conveniently located close to transport links to the Sydney CBD and only a few minutes away from Chatswood Station, Specialty Retail, Restaurants, Markets, Parks and the Pacific Highway. Future redevelopment offers the purchaser the chance to create a landmark destination. Potential arises for an iconic tower, 38 levels in height, with an FSR currently not utilised at 10.5:1.This unique opportunity allows for a variety of programs including commercial, residential, retail, hotel and serviced apartment uses, in a thriving Chatswood market.

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Brisbane River Tower

Only a few months to go before Crone Partners “180B” signature commercial development, reaches practical completion. 180 Brisbane is a 34 level commercial office tower, with 3 levels of retail and 5 levels of basement parking and estimated construction cost of $300m. Crone Partners designed the building in 2010 for Japanese client Daisho and construction giants Watpac. The project is due for completion November 2015. Crone architects have worked collaboratively with Watpac on a number of significant Commercial Office buildings in Australia, including the Telstra Tower at 275 George Street Brisbane and 333 George Street in Sydney. 333 George Street is also under construction and due for completion this year.

180B is ambitious, gutsy and a highly intelligent building. The tower will be Brisbane’s first 6 Star Green Star V3 certified office building and 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’s Best Practice”.

The structural design is innovative using a side core to straddle the Brisbane railway lines that run directly under the site. The lift cores act as a beam to span over the railway tracks. Crone worked with Hyder structural engineers to develop the structural system and 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 and saturated with light and spectacular views. It was through this innovative thinking, Crone were able to win the project through a Design Review Phase, against 6 major architectural firms in Australia. Other key issues that informed the design where overshadowing of King Georges Park, the requirement for a through Site Link and Wind Amelioration.

The Brisbane River super graphic, so dominant on the facade and no doubt controversial, becomes a theme throughout the development. It’s a signature to the building easily recognizable from a distance. A very bold idea, the Brisbane River is pix-elated on the North Eastern facade of the building through the use of a Frit on the glass. The Frit on the curtain wall panels is a rain drop pattern, following the theme of water and sustainability. The building itself has already been nicknamed the “Brisbane River Tower”

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

Below are aerial images of the building under construction;

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Photos courtesy of Ethan Rohloff Photography.

You can watch a marketing video and fly-through for 180B here;

180 Brisbane fly through from 180Brisbane on Vimeo.

108B is also on wikipedia!;

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180B and the River Graphic

The 180B commercial office tower in Brisbane designed by Crone architects in 2011, is well under way and due for completion later this year. The Brisbane River super graphic, so dominant on the facade and no doubt controversial, becomes a theme throughout the development. A very bold and gutsy idea, the Brisbane River is pix-elated on the North Eastern facade of the building through the use of a Frit pattern on the glass. The Frit on the curtain wall panels is a rain drop pattern, following the theme of water and sustainability.

180B has achieved a 6 Star Green Star environmental certification through the Green Building Council of Australia. This is the highest sustainability rating attainable through the rating system in Australia and described as “World’s Best Practice”. We are very much looking forward to seeing the finished product, having worked on the project for nearly 4 years.

You can watch the marketing video and fly-through for 180B here;

180B Fly Through

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the colours of 20 martin place

There’s a lot going on in Martin Place at the moment. New buildings going up left, right and centre. I walked past one of our sites in the city at 20 Martin place on Wednesday night and was delighted to see the colours of the facade starting to glow.

20 Martin Place is a commercial office building designed by Crone Architects for Pembroke and built by BUILT. Its due for completion in the next few months.The facade is a shingle style, curtain wall system, with dichroic glass to the base. When light hits the facade it casts amazing reflections on the glass particularly in the afternoon.

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what’s so special about the 20 martin place facade?

Well for starters, its a shingle roof style curtain wall system. A dichroic glass sill is used at the base of the “shingle” allowing the facade to change colour as the outside light conditions are altered. A dynamic facade that constantly changes throughout the course of the day. Crone worked closely with AECOM facade engineers, GJames facade manufacturers and BUILT, to transform the Concept into reality for our client Pembroke. Find below 2 photographs taken last week;

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