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Q1 Tower – Queensland, Australia

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Building: Q1 Tower
Type: Skyscraper
Location: Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia
Architect: Innovarchi, Sunland Group Ltd, The Buchan Group
Façade: Arup  
Structural: Whaley Consulting Group
Glazing: G James
Awards:
2005 Silver Award winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award
2006 RAIA Gold Coast Regional Architecture Awards – Building of the Year
2006 RAIA Queensland

AE Interest:
Tallest self-supported structure in Australia at 1,058.07 ft with Highest Swimming Pool in Australia. Teardrop canopy wraps around base, echoing the “boat like” geometry. Along with providing a majestic entrance, it is an “urban gesture” to the neighboring buildings on the block by linking them together. Tapered roof with oval spire. Elevators are fastest in Australia, traveling at 1772 ft/min. The level 60 sky garden holds a 30 meter high rainforest with an outdoor terrace observatory (with panoramic views) 180 meters above street level.

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Written by Ofek Bruhis

March 11, 2020 at 10:20 am

Posted in Built

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