Santos Place

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Height: Architectural 146 m / 479 ft
Height: Occupied 137 m / 449 ft
Height: To Tip 146 m / 479 ft
Floors Above Ground 38
Floors Below Ground 1
# of Elevators 18
Top Elevator Speed 7 m/s
Tower GFA 43,195 m² / 464,947 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 181


Official Name Santos Place
Other Names Northbridge
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Australia
City Brisbane
Street Address & Map 32 Turbot Street
Postal Code 4000
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2009

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Ross Nielson Properties Pty Ltd
Design Donovan Hill
Structural Engineer
Design Alliance Design Group
MEP Engineer
Design WSP Lincolne Scott
Main Contractor Hutchinson Builders
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE

About Santos Place

Brisbane is a fast growing warm climate city with a relatively concentrated central business district surrounded by spacious suburbs. With the city’s vivid light and raffish character, this plush commercial building in Brisbane is exuberant, tactile and colorful. Gold anodizing and the local heritage color palette give the façade a characteristic glow achievable in Brisbane’s intense light, a homage to Australia’s exuberant north. Double glazing on the perimeter is shielded by purposefully perforated shadowing screens on its west and east elevations.

The site has no real street frontage yet enjoys panoramic city and river views. The insertion of a laneway from Turbot to Tank Street unlocks this potential by providing a more fitting ground level address for a large commercial building. The ground level creates a people-friendly setting that signals a less corporate way of developing the city. Bicycle parking, boulder walls for sitting, and dangling lanterns suggest that an alternative gentleness might accompany big buildings rather than the singular splendor of massive glass and gleaming stainlessness.

CTBUH Initiatives

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report

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