Skyline Apartments

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The sheer, angular faces of Skyline Apartments at 30 Macrossan Street, Brisbane, rise from the silt shores of the nearby Brisbane River. A shifting floor plate addresses the opposing geometries of the serpentine course of the river and the orthogonal grid of the CBD. The twisting of the tower capital directs views across the city.

The slender form of the tower amplifies a sense of verticality with both transparent and solid elements used to create pattern play and visual interest. The organisation of each floor level is primarily concerned with maximising outlook for each of the 190 apartments over 47 levels. Two storey townhouses, sub penthouses and penthouses are subtly framed and expressed as distinct elements of the tower facade.

The waterfront, apartment tower was chosen as an outstanding example of high density living in Queensland and showcased at both the Shanghai World Expo 2010 and Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.