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480 Queen Street Brisbane

Grocon Queensland Office Development + Public Park, Australia – design by BVN Architecture

10 Jun 2016

480 Queen Street

Brisbane Commercial Building, Queensland, Australia

Architects: BVN


“The innovation on display in this building is a real credit to all involved,” said the Hon Anastasia Palaszczuk, Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts, as she officially opened 480 Queen Street, Brisbane on 9 June 2016.

480 Queen Street Brisbane

Carolyn Viney, CEO of Grocon gave a special acknowledgement to Brian Donovan, BVN Design Principal for his contribution and said, “A big thanks to Brian Donovan for changing our concept of what an office building could be.”

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Brian Donovan noted that 480 Queen Street establishes a new office building typology for Brisbane’s CBD. Called the ‘Campus Tower’, it is designed to incorporate a carefully considered commercial and public realm solution.

480 Queen Street Brisbane

The Premier noted that the building “gives back to the city”.

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It offers significant public benefit through the provision of the 24/7 publicly accessible pedestrian street, an extraordinary artwork by Danie Mellor and an elevated park that aligns with the cathedral ground plane across Adelaide Street. This large scale green space adds to the identity of the sub-tropic city in a genuine and contemporary manner: an elevated, verdant landscape that references the historic terrain that was the foreground to the cathedral.

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Tower forms utilise the metaphor of stacked art and polished stone, producing a building character that suits the demands of contemporary office accommodation. Elevations to the cathedral and river sides are emphasised by ‘revealing’ coloured, jewel-like surfaces behind the ‘cut’ glass surface. These cut façades portions form a contextually appropriate backdrop to St John’s Cathedral and a unique, contemporary and iconic building within the Brisbane city skyline.

480 Queen Street Brisbane

480 Queen Street Brisbane

The project consists of:

– 55,000m² NLA, TOTAL incorporating:
– 25,000m² NLA, 10 storey, ‘campus’ style low-rise office accommodation with an Adelaide Street lobby
– 2,000m² NLA, 4 level retail space plus servicing areas
– 30,000m² NLA, 19 storey, ‘tower’ office accommodation with a Queen Street lobby
– Basement level car parking for 270 cars
– 6 star Green Star rating target (As designed achieved)
– 5 star NABERS Energy target

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