Koichi Takada Architects - Sydney


Upper House

A9HMM0 fig (Ficus spec.), trunk and roots, Olifantscamp

The fluid sculptural ‘ribbons’ of the building set it apart in the streetscape and wind their way up the facade in reference to the roots of the Moreton Bay fig tree native to Queensland.

66 Hope Street is inspired by the organic forms of the Daintree Rainforest. Located only moments away from the heart of the Southbank cultural precinct, the proposed development is oriented to open up towards the Brisbane skyline.

The building has been positioned on the site with consideration to the amenity of neighbouring properties, with generous setbacks to each of the lot boundaries (varying from 3m to 4.8m). Similar care has been taken to ensure internal layouts respond to neighbouring developments and provide privacy to residents whilst still capturing views across the city.

The building is located in South Brisbane, a rapidly changing locale consisting of a mix of buildings varying in form and density. As it evolves, the skyline is trending ever upwards in response to the CBD. Accordingly, the size and scale of 66 Hope St matches the adjacent Art House Apartments in height and mirrors the skyline across the river.

The fluid sculptural ‘ribbons’ of the building set it apart in the streetscape and wind their way up the facade in reference to the roots of the Moreton Bay fig tree native to Queensland. At roof level, the ribbons twist and intertwine to become a shaded pergola for the generously proportioned recreational spaces.