The recently opened and award winning commercial development at 900 Ann Street forms the new Brisbane headquarters for Aurizon. The landscape design focuses on reinforcing the site’s quality as an oasis and delivers a renewed overlay of contemporary public realm.
ClientHutchinson Builders for Consolidated Properties Group
LocationFortitude Valley, QLD
Award2020 Queensland Minister's Award for Urban Design: Commendation • 2019 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland: Landscape Architecture Award for Cultural Heritage • 2019 National Trust of Australia Queensland: High Commendation for Heritage Landscapes • 2018 Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland Awards for Excellence: Award of Excellence for Retail, Commercial and Public Use
LatStudios were engaged by Consolidated Properties Group to work with John Wardle Architects to create this unique landmark development that shares its site with the heritage listed Holy Trinity Anglican Church. The award-winning commercial development at 900 Ann Street now houses the Brisbane headquarters for Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail freight operator.
The development encompasses an entire city block in Fortitude Valley and comprises three heritage listed church-related buildings in an area that is experiencing significant urban renewal. This provided a rich framework for LatStudios to introduce a renewed overlay of contemporary public realm that seamlessly integrates the two distinctly different uses. The new commercial tower respectfully responds to the heritage architecture and offers a generous public realm that folds the lobby and streetscape into the publicly accessible common landscape areas that thread throughout the site and church grounds.
This project has established a new benchmark for inner city commercial development where user experience and response to community are paramount.