Crown Group appoints Japanese architect Kengo Kuma to design luxury Brisbane residence

The highly acclaimed architect will work alongside Plus Architecture on Crown Group’s $500 million development in Brisbane’s West End

Crown Group appoints Japanese architect Kengo Kuma to design luxury Brisbane residence

World-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will design his first ever residential project in Brisbane, to be delivered by the Crown Group.

The highly acclaimed architect, known for creating the Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo, Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium for the 2020 games and Bamboo Wall House in China, will work alongside Plus Architecture on the $500 million development at West End.

Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito said he was honoured Kengo Kuma had agreed to work on a project with Crown Group again.

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Kuma has been engaged by Crown previously as one of the designers behind the five-building Mastery by Crown Group project in Sydney’s Waterloo, alongside architects Koichi Takada and Silvester Fuller.

“The West End development has the potential to become the largest residential development that [Kuma] has designed to date, in terms of its expansive floor area”, Sunito said.

Set on 1.25-hectares of prime waterfront land, the West End development will also be the Crown Group’s first in Queensland, offering luxury apartments, terraces and penthouses.

Amenities set to be delivered alongside the project include barbecue and poolside facilities, gym, pool, community room and lush tropical gardens.

The development aims to create strong physical, cultural, and emotional connection between the Brisbane river and the residences, according to Kuma.

“A large open space component will provide a place where people can connect with one another while enjoying the views, sounds, and atmosphere of this beautiful river,” Kuma said.

The design concept is expected to be completed early this year, with revised designs to be lodged with Brisbane City Council in mid-2021.

Other luxury developments in Brisbane

1.     Queen’s Wharf Residences
Address: 8 Margaret Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
One-bedroom apartments from $565,000

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Expected to reach completion in 2023, Queen’s Wharf Residences is set to offer 667 residences over 64 storeys.

Delivered by Far East Consortium, the $3.6 billion development enjoys two levels of residents’ amenities including a 22-metre lap poo;, spas, yoga spaces, dining rooms and cinema.

Only one and three-bedroom apartments remain in the complex, with spacious designs, contemporary features and a choice between balcony or wintergarden, designed by Cottee Parker Architects.
2.     Mary Lane
Address: 111 Mary Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
One-bedroom apartments from $460,000

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Sitting in the centre of Brisbane, Mary Lane offers 167 residences in one, two and three-bedroom configurations.

For just $460,000, residents will have access to private amenities, such as a residents-only foyer, terrace pool, gym and function room. Although its perched above the Westin Hotel, the foyer and lifts remain separate.

Designed by Woods Bagot, apartments within the development boast floor-to-ceiling windows, a balcony and a full-size kitchen with quality appliances.


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