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Height: Architectural 243 m / 797 ft
Height: Occupied 232.4 m / 762 ft
Height: To Tip 243 m / 797 ft
Floors Above Ground 79
Floors Below Ground 7
# of Elevators 7
Top Elevator Speed 5 m/s
Tower GFA 64,559 m² / 694,907 ft²
# of Apartments 464
# of Parking Spaces 243


Official Name Soleil
Other Names 501 Adelaide Street
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Australia
City Brisbane
Street Address & Map 501 Adelaide Street
Postal Code 4000
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2012
Official Website Soleil
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Global Ranking #488 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #13 Tallest in Oceania
National Ranking #13 Tallest in Australia
City Ranking #4 Tallest in Brisbane

Companies Involved

Owner Meriton Meriton
Developer Meriton Group
Design DBI Design Pty Ltd
Structural Engineer
Design Bonacci Group
MEP Engineer
Design Premier Air Services
Main Contractor Meriton Group
Material Supplier
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel

About Soleil

Located at the edge of Brisbane’s Central Business District on an extremely limited site of just 1,478 square meters, Soleil used its restrictions to create a unique supplement to the skyline. Based on setback requirements and envelope controls, the form of the tower was essentially prescribed, and became an elongated hexagonal plan. To reach the desired density, the tower was designed with a height-to-width ratio of 12:1, making it significantly more slender than most typical buildings in the area.

To ensure the lateral stability of the thin tower, 750mm thick core walls are utilized in conjunction with oscillation acceleration damper tanks on the top two floors of the building. Additionally, the building has the deepest excavated foundations in the region, with seven levels of parking cut through the granite base of the city. The façade treatment on the tower responds directly to the environment, taking inspiration from the adjacent Brisbane River, and utilizes shading devices to create a reflective, rippling effect that is visible from across the city.

CTBUH Initiatives

The Brisbane 2016 Summer Seminar: Design of Tall Buildings
24 Nov 2016 – Event Report

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