The Oracle Beach Tower

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Official Name The Oracle Beach Tower
Name of Complex The Oracle Broadbeach
Other Names CBD Apartments Tower 1
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Australia
City Gold Coast
Street Address & Map Charles Avenue, Broadbeach
Postal Code 4218
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2011
Official Website The Oracle
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Regional Ranking #82 Tallest in Oceania
National Ranking #81 Tallest in Australia
City Ranking #7 Tallest in Gold Coast

Companies Involved

Developer Niecon Developments
Design DBI Design Pty Ltd; IGNITE Architects
Structural Engineer
• (not specified) Robert Bird Group
MEP Engineer
• (not specified) EMF Griffiths
Project Manager Niecon Project Management
Main Contractor Grocon
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Palmer Acoustics
• Certifier Certis
• Geotechnical Bennett and Bennett Pty Ltd
• Landscape Place Design Group
• Quantity Surveyor Turner & Townsend
• Traffic Skild Traffic
• Urban Planner Urban Planning Services Pty Ltd
• Vertical Transportation Vertrans

About The Oracle Beach Tower

The Oracle towers are part of a mixed-use development of office and retail with two residential towers rising above. The site has been subdivided into a number of external streets that provide permeability and pedestrian access to all areas of the site. The overall form of the towers draws inspiration from the dramatic and dynamic hi-energy surf beach that they front. This form is carried down to the ground and is connected to the street by the use of stratified canopies which reflect the flowing spandrels of the towers.

The fenestration of the towers comprises pre-cast concrete panels, aluminum louvers and glass balustrades which are continuous around the perimeter of the building. The floor plans of the building respond to climate by reducing the depth of the balcony where solar penetration is desired and deeper where shading is preferred. The building’s fenestration can be read as a reflection of the building’s orientation; north-western corners are heavily shaded by solid balustrades and aluminum louvers whereas eastern façades are simply provided with glass balustrades.

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