525 Boundary Street, Spring Hill is located within a key medical hub of the Brisbane CBD, adjacent to St Andrews War Memorial Hospital and within close proximity to surrounding medical centres. This Silverstone Developments offer comprises of ten levels, with four levels of car parking five levels of medical suites. The proposal includes end of trip facilities, street-level café and a rooftop garden terrace. The proposal will provide high-quality facilities to Brisbane’s medical professional and their clients, and strives to address the lack of direct public transport connectivity and street activation by introducing off-street parking opportunities and further medical commercial space within close proximity to a significant Brisbane hospital.
Town planning required a well-articulated façade. The design pays homage to the eclectic nature of one of Brisbane’s oldest suburbs by retaining and encapsulating the façade within the built envelope, framing historic elements amidst the new to signify change while preserving respect for the past. Through a focus on texture, materials and an emphasis on accessible greenery PDT developed a cascading building mass with feature materials drawing the eye to points of interest. Greenery softens the mass, whilst injections of sharp copper finishes complement the raw concrete finish. The palette of landscaping, concrete, copper and glass creates a striking effect without being overly bold. The use of permeable block to the podium assists with naturally ventilating the car parks whilst also articulating the mass.
The site provided many challenges in planning, with the retention of an existing character commercial façade on the primary corner of the site and a substantial slope down Torrington Street. These challenges, along with the segregation of pedestrians, cyclists, cars, and service vehicles focused on the location of primary entrances and exits. Working with the fall of the site allowed PDT to maximise car parks with carefully considered ramping to achieve level changes and clearances.
This proposal has been submitted for a Development Application.
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Project Architect: Oliver Thessman
Project Graduate of Architecture: Jordan Halliday