First Look: Zaha Hadid's Grace on Coronation towers in Australia

The buildings taper at the bottom to allow the riverfront to become a civic space for the community.

September 05, 2014 |
Renderings courtesy of Zaha hadid via Gizmag

Gizmag revealed British starchitect Zaha Hadid's latest design for a three-tower development in Toowong, in the Australian state of Queensland.

Not without Hadid's signature touch of nontraditional ways to incorporate curves, the three towers taper at the bottom, which Hadid explains in a press release was aimed to "minimize their footprint and open the riverfront to the public, creating a vibrant civic space for Toowong within a new riverside park."

Sunland Group, the project's developer, told Gizmag that this will open up a beautiful part of the riverfront to the community for the first time in more than 150 years.

Within the project's expansive lots is a building that dates back to 1860 called Middenbury, a testament to how prosperous Brisbane citizens lived at the time. The house will be preserved and incorporated into the apartment towers' grounds.

There will be 486 apartments, eight riverfront villas, and 635 car parking spaces, Gizmag reports. Construction began in June.


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