11-23 MacArthur Avenue
Winning the design competition for their new flagship build-to-rent project, Fender Katsalidis was engaged by international developer and operator, Brookfield Properties. The 7,401sqm site in the desirable inner-city suburb of Hamilton will set the BTR offering benchmark in Brisbane. The precinct will provide 560 apartments, including DDA and affordable housing apartments.
With ambitions to be a carbon-neutral building, 11-23 MacArthur Avenue will be fossil fuel free and 100% electric.
The site is located in an established retail and cafe district in Hamilton. To contribute to the public realm, the project’s gym, co-working, and dog wash boutique with shared BTR and retail operations will be located centrally on the ground floor. Responding to our brief to provide an array of apartment mixes that maximise outdoor living, townhouses with courtyards permeable to the surrounding streets will be lined around the ground floorplate.
Inspired by the surrounding suburb’s vernacular, warm-toned bricks with crafted detail on the podium’s facade expression will provide screening and privacy to the lower levels. The perimeter of the podium will house apartments, providing passive ventilation to the car parking in the centre of the floorplates.
Above the podium, residents will have access to an extensive array of amenities including a rooftop pool, wellness and entertainment amenities like a spa, sauna, games rooms, theatre rooms and a billiard room. A number of apartments with large terraces will also have direct access to landscaped communal gardens, embracing the alfresco living lifestyle of Brisbane.
The floor plates of the two 23-storey buildings have been rotated to face away from each other, opening out to views of the nearby river, with expansive vistas of the Brisbane city and surrounds. The building plate’s unique form and position were tactfully informed by its surrounding context, responding to the desire to maximise sunlight into the apartments and privacy between the towers.
The interior planning of the apartments focuses on generous living spaces, with dedicated study spaces, ample balcony sizes and flexibility to combine apartments to accommodate changing household needs. The rooftop levels will provide community gardens, barbecues and additional landscaped seating areas to foster community experiences within the precinct.