A development application has been submitted for a new, 19-storey residential tower at 12 Hamilton Street, Kangaroo Point. The tower has extracted a number of concepts and ideas from the Brisbane City Council’s new subtropical design guide, and has been designed to help propel Brisbane into a recognisable Australian city, such as Sydney or Melbourne, according to Brisbane-based architectural firm, Bureau Proberts.

The building is called Jardino, a name of french origin, derived from the word ‘jardin’, meaning garden.

The 17-floored tower, which would feature full-floor, three-bedroom apartments, would join a small cluster of high-end residential buildings location along this portion of Kangaroo Point.

According to Bureau Proberts, the design of the tower itself isn’t atypical. It instead curves and bends with a distinctive rotating design, as the building rises above the tree line.

Jardino will feature a multi layered garden facade with a night time lighting system. The innovative lighting concept uses an LED technology called ArcDot, which will provide mood lighting via night illumination.

The technology allows programming for endless patterns, colour and movement combinations which is hoped to complement the story bridge lighting system. The garden facade will be run by a self sufficient method using a centralised irrigation system that plans to use rainfall water stored in a tank on the roof top.

The facade would be watered and managed by a centralised system, without the intervention of the occupiers.

Internal amenities residents would enjoy include a podium level pool, sun lounges and rooftop terrace with outdoor kitchen and sloped grass picnic lawn.


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