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Figures

Height: Architectural 242.6 m / 796 ft
Height: Occupied 222.4 m / 729 ft
Height: To Tip 245.6 m / 806 ft
Floors Above Ground 76
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 6
Top Elevator Speed 6 m/s
Tower GFA 49,465 m² / 532,437 ft²
Development GFA 57,740 m² / 621,508 ft²
# of Apartments 291
# of Parking Spaces 597

Facts

Official Name Soul
Other Names Soul Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Australia
City Gold Coast
Street Address & Map 4 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
Postal Code 4217
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2002
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2012
Official Website Soul
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Global Ranking #405 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #13 Tallest in Oceania
National Ranking #13 Tallest in Australia
City Ranking #2 Tallest in Gold Coast

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Juniper Development Group PTY LTD
Architect
Design DBI Design Pty Ltd
Architect of Record B & N Group
Structural Engineer
Design Glynn Tucker Engineers
MEP Engineer
Design EMF Griffiths
Project Manager Juniper Development Group PTY LTD
Main Contractor Grocon
Other Consultant
• Wind Windtech Consultants Pty Ltd
Material Supplier
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel

About Soul

Soul is a resort residential tower with ground level retail, restaurants and conference facilities located on the beach front. The Soul tower is designed as a passively heated and naturally cross ventilated building. The tower is single-loaded to maximize views and natural cross-flow ventilation. Its expression is a direct product of its orientation. Facing southeast, it is almost entirely transparent. Facing northeast, it is shaded by large concrete columns and balustrades. The north is shaded by concrete blade elements and to the west, openings are minimized and shaded by either concrete balustrades or glass balustrades, reducing the direct solar and thermal load.

The site was previously occupied by an inward-facing retail mall, which failed to engage the beach. The city’s only physical connection between its urban fabric and its beach front was a staircase 20 meters wide. Through the Soul project, 130 meters of beach front has been transformed into pedestrianized public domain, activated by restaurants and retail.

Global News

Gold Coast's Soul High-rise in Receivership
26 Oct 2012 – The Soul Tower on the Gold Coast of Australia has…


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