Cliff-inspired residential tower set for Kangaroo Point
A purposeful contrast to the typical patterns of residential apartment towers filling the gaps in underdeveloped inner-city pockets, a new Kangaroo Point development has been submitted to council.
Developers GBW Investments Pty Ltd are behind the 2 Scott Street tower, which comprises 17 apartments, each sprawling an entire floor. The four-bedroom units see each sleeping quarter boasting its own ensuite, while the ground floor will feature a pool and gym, and the rooftop a terrace. The tower has been designed by Bureau Proberts, which is responsible for the design of Iceworks and Kokoro Bistro in Paddington, and The Miro apartments and M&A tower and laneway in Fortitude Valley. Trained eyes will notice screens are a signature throughout the firm’s work, with this latest tower featuring a perforated screen that mimics the nearby cliff face through an embedded graphic and greenery weaving up the frame.
The design draws inspiration from the local natural elements of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and taps into the site’s heritage, paying respect to traditional inhabitants of the area and the immediate environment. The residential development will cater to the growing density of the suburb, with the large apartments providing multiple living spaces, and room placement allowing for key views of the city and river in one direction and the Story Bridge in another. This specific orientation is designed to maximise on views, while the screens offer privacy in an area with potential for future tower development, and create shaded retreats to escape the subtropical summers of Brisbane.