This 216-unit residential building located at 77 Hope Street in South Brisbane, approved in August 2018, includes a 118-metre-high waterfall that runs down its western façade.
Waterfall will feature the tallest man-made waterfall in the world and extensive greening within and without as part of what Koichi Takada describes as a “breathing building.”
Inspired by Queensland’s rainforests and its sub-tropical climate, Koichi Takada says that the waterfall feature “naturally cools down both the interior and exterior of the building and its
surrounding environment,” bringing sustainability and a connection to nature to life in the city.
Water originates at the rooftop, also home to a 50-mere infinity lap pool, and cascades down glass panels, appearing to divide the building in two.
At the podium level, the waterfall will produce mist to humidify the green walls and plants, with the cooling effect carrying down to pedestrians in the retail areas of the development. The circulation of water creates its own eco-system, a “living façade” that combines a series of linked internal and external water walls, running down angled textured glass to maximize the visual effect while minimising water loss. With sustainability in mind, the system employs less than 250 litres per cycle and is pumped from a rooftop rainwater tank. Naturally ventilated corridors will open out onto to the green walls, bringing the outside in, and a new community park adjacent to the building will further add to the green atmosphere of the neighbourhood.
|Waterfall Project name|
|Koichi Takada Architects||Architecture Design|
|Koichi Takada Architects Architecture Design|
|Aria Property Group||Client|
|Aria Property Group Client|
|Multi-Residential/Mixed-use development||Building type|
|Multi-Residential/Mixed-use development Building type|
|77 Hope Street, South Brisbane||Location|
|77 Hope Street, South Brisbane Location|
|24,550 square meters||Area|
|24,550 square meters Area|
|216||No. of apartments|
|216 No. of apartments|