AM60 is a 20 level high-rise office development providing a highly efficient and flexible work environment that is tailored to contribute to its specific place in Brisbane’s CBD. Positioned on the corner of Albert and Margaret streets, AM60 responds to the particular character of each of its street settings.
This circumstantial response has resulted in the major Albert Street frontage identified by a flush glazed ‘shadowbox’ façade in the tower, and a linear and elevated ‘street building’ that offers substantial protection over an extended footpath. Margaret Street forms vary in response to orientation and context, resulting in a tactile, light reactive tower façade made of slab projections and independent concrete sunshade elements, and a detailed brick building that adds to the qualities of the street, which includes smaller scale heritage listed buildings.
A typical office floor allows occupation on each façade, and permits large flexible floor space where occupants can be planned as a community of people in both single and multiple tenant arrangements around a central core. At ground level, the building accommodates multiple functions that engage with the public realm, such as retail and restaurants, while also facilitating the functional servicing of the building.
AM60 was designed by Donovan Hill. Donovan Hill merged with BVN in 2013.
RAIA National Commercial Architecture Commendation
RAIA QLD Architecture Award
- Commercial offices
- Corporate Lobby
- Ground Level Retail
- Rooftop Garden
- Offset Mullion Facade Glazing
- Shadowbox Spandrel Detail
- Hybrid podium-tower strategy yields opportunities for the public life of the street to extend above the ground floor lobby
- Façade construction systems include sheer curtain wall glazing, textural concrete sun shading and a detailed masonry ‘building’, each of which references the immediate context
- Large, flexible floor plates accommodate a range of working styles and tenant requirements
- Key details such as the decorative metal spandrel behind clear glass were afforded via an interactive process requiring construction insight and informed negotiation between architect and subcontractor
- Delivers powerful enrichments to the building beyond the brief that contribute to the city in subtle but lasting ways
- PCA Grade: A Grade building