Soul
Gold Coast
Height 242.55 m / 796 ft
Floors 76
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Soul
Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Soul Tower
Type

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completed, 2012
Country

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

City

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Postal Code
4217
Function

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

residential
Structural Material

Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

concrete
Official Website
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

Architectural
242.55 m / 796 ft
To Tip
245.55 m / 806 ft
Occupied
222.35 m / 729 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

76
Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

3
# of Apartments

Number of Apartments refers to the total number of residential units (including both rental units and condominiums) contained within a particular building.

291
# of Parking Spaces

Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building.

597
# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

6
Tower GFA

Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

49,465 m² / 532,437 ft²
Rankings
#
18
Tallest in Oceania
#
18
Tallest in Australia
#
2
Tallest in Gold Coast
#
117
Tallest Residential Building in the World
#
9
Tallest Residential Building in Oceania
#
9
Tallest Residential Building in Australia
#
2
Tallest Residential Building in Gold Coast
#
271
Tallest Concrete Building in the World
#
15
Tallest Concrete Building in Oceania
#
15
Tallest Concrete Building in Australia
#
2
Tallest Concrete Building in Gold Coast
Construction Schedule
2002

Proposed

2008

Construction Start

2012

Completed

Owner/Developer
Juniper Development Group PTY LTD
Architect
B & N Group
Structural Engineer
Glynn Tucker Engineers
MEP Engineer
EMF Griffiths
Juniper Development Group PTY LTD
Contractor

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.