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.

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180B construction shots

Some recent shots of 180B under Construction in Brisbane. 180B is a 6 Star Green Star Commercial Office Building, with over 60,000m2 of Commercial Office Space.

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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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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.

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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!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180_Brisbane

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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.

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how do you put a super-graphic on the facade of a 34 level tower?

So you’ve come up with this great idea to superimpose an image of the Brisbane River on the facade of a 34 level tower. Now…..how the hell do you do it?

Not that easily actually. During Design Development, we decided we would use a ceramic frit pattern on the glass to create the image. The frit pattern would give a solid appearance to the glass panels, these combined over the face of the building to form a large pixelated image of the river. To further emphasize the image we changed the colour of the glass to be clear, contrasting with the green DGU (Double Glazed Unit) panels adjacent to it. The final touch was to remove our horizontal sunshading devices where the graphic was to appear, to let the river pattern flow across the facade.

Now the tricky bit. A Double Glazed Facade Unit is made up of 2 sheets of glass with an air gap. The numbering of surfaces goes from 1 to 4. 1 being the outside surface (exterior of the building) and 4 the inside surface (Interior of the building) . Typically the Ceramic Frit pattern is applied to surface 2 or 3. The problem with this, is the pattern gets lost behind the glass, it becomes green in appearance due to the natural colour of glass. What we ended up doing is something a lot more sophisticated and expensive. It’s called a Triple Glazed Unit. Two sheets of glass make up a laminated panel using low iron glass, there is an air gap and then a 4th sheet of glass. Confused yet? I would be too if I was reading this. I’m hoping my crude little sketch will explain things better. Low iron glass is an ultra clear glass and because of this the pattern appears clear on the facade. We will see over the next few months if our assumptions are correct, but what we have reviewed of mock-up panels and the panels on site, everything is looking good!

180 Brisbane is a 6 Star Green Star commercial office building located in Ann Street, Brisbane. If you would like to know more about 180B, I would be happy to explain the Concepts behind the Design.

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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.

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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.

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