Koko Riverside Drive

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Details

BVN
Client
Laing O'Rourke (BMC)
Location
Beesly Street, West End QLD
Completion
2007
Value
$42,000,000
Size

19,300 m2

Description

Koko Apartments, located on Riverside Drive continues the urban development of West End along the Brisbane River as a new, medium density residential precinct.

Situated on an elevated site, the development consists of 117 residential apartments, with 180 degree panoramic views down the Brisbane River, across Davies Park to the city and up river to Toowong and Mt Cootha.

Three individual residential towers, which step in height from four to seven levels, are situated around the perimeter of a large central landscape of lush sub tropical vegetation. Featuring a pool and recreation pavilion, this private garden area provides guests opportunities to relax.

The apartment towers are fundamentally single loaded, affording individual residences unique, open planned living areas. Many units are ‘full building width’ which allows cross flow ventilation. Bi-fold doors to balconies further blur the delineation of internal and external living space, making these residences truly unique.

Location

Beesly Street, West End QLD

Awards

2008
RAIA Residential/Multiple Houses Commendation

Brief Elements

  • 117 apartments
  • Private garden area
  • Recreation pavilion
  • Swimming pool
  • Three residential towers

Summary

  • Use of colour and variation in design
  • Contributes to urban development of West End with design references the surrounding vernacular
  • Project delivered strong commercial interest after launch, especially compared to other developments
  • Focus on landscaping, keeping buildings low on the river, then stepping up to the higher buildings further away