Zaha Hadid Architects unveils skyscraper trio for Australian capital

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed designs for three residential towers set for the riverfront in Brisbane, Australia, as part of a larger development designed by the architects.

The Toowong development will include the three tapered towers that contains 486 apartment and eight villas.

“The design tapers each structure to minimise their footprint and open the riverfront to the public; creating a vibrant civic space for Toowong within a new riverside park,” said Zaha Hadid.

Each tower will feature a multi-layered façade with a glazed curtain wall that is overlaid with a pattern made from glass reinforced concrete.

The pattern depicts organic, petal shapes creating an irregular lattice that becomes thinner  as the towers goes higher, finally forming a cage-like stricture towards the top of the building.

The project is also set to include 7,300m2 of space for a public park, revealed developer Sunland Group.

The site was formerly occupied by Australia’s ABC Radio network, where 17 women were diagnosed with cancer due to high radiation however the site is now declared contamination-free.

However, one of Brisbane’s oldest residential buildings is located in that area and will be preserved as part of the new development.

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