The Lanai project in Mackay is a 10 level apartment building and when completed will be one of the first in Mackay’s new riverside precinct as one of the city’s revitalisation development. The site is located on the northern edge of the CBD overlooking the blue water of the Pioneer River and beyond to the boat harbour and nearby northern beaches.
The location is prominent on the corner of River Street and Nelson Street with easy access to the riverside parklands including the city’s new swimming lagoon, the retail and business precinct in the city centre and the Canelands Shopping Centre. Lanai will represent a new way of urban living in the tropical north. The building form is determined by arranging apartments for a maximum frontage to the north-eastern aspect and spectacular views, as well as to provide maximum opportunity for taking advantage of the prevailing breezes. All apartments enjoy a floor plan which enables cross ventilation, all living areas and master bedrooms opening on to the major balcony area and the view and adjustable screening to control tropical sun and glare conditions.
Community facilities at ground level include gym, sauna and residence recreation spaces opening onto a large outdoor loggia overlooking tropical gardens and a resort quality pool. A generous car park is provided at basement level and top floor apartments include a mezzanine level which allows double height space to the living areas and an extra bedroom on the 11th floor.
Significant effort has gone into designing the building for maximum structural and services efficiency by getting the right balance between standardisation of apartment layouts, whilst providing maximum flexibility in individual lifestyle.
RAIA North Queensland Award
RAIA QLD Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing Commendation
- Multi-unit residential development with an investor focus
- Double level units
- Large penthouses
- Recreation facilities
- Large outdoor balconies and terraces for improved connectivity to the external environment
- River Setting