Fender Katsalidis has been engaged to design a new office building at 95 Robertson Street in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
The nine-storey building includes ground floor retail space, a podium-level childcare centre, 6 levels of commercial office space and 3 levels of basement car parking with end of trip facilities. A spacious lobby is connected to dining amenity, wellness and co-working space, childcare drop-off and associated building services up to the open, communal roof terrace.
Habitable outdoor spaces play a character defining role in the architecture of the proposed development with a variety of mixed mode and open-air terraces that capture the essence of subtropical lifestyle. A seamless indoor/outdoor transition considers the importance of physical health and mental wellbeing that can result from fresh air and ease of connection to outside space.
At ground level, a shaded concrete screen forms a green edge along with an alfresco café. Set back from the site boundary, they create a new meeting place that will enliven Robertson Street and provide a place for recreation and respite.
A considered composition of subtropical planting layered with glazing and external shading will accentuate Brisbane’s regional climatic conditions offering a generous array of visual amenity and shelter.
The building’s considered design enhances its eclectic locale on the north-eastern edge of the CBD. Its use of timeless and robust materials compliments the mix of existing commercial functionality alongside both traditional and newer urban residential communities. Robertson Street provides excellent vehicular and public transport access with extensive pedestrian linkage.
Floorplates average 560sqm and feature contactless access and 3 lift cores with mechanically ventilated spaces. The building is orientated with city views from the office level terraces, while the northern façade takes full advantage of sweeping and unobstructed views of Teneriffe Hill and New Farm.