The design of Jubilee Place emanated from solving a prosaic challenge of spanning a wide vehicular tunnel that runs diagonally under the site. This led to a part exoskeletal diagrid structure that we modelled into an architecture that is dynamic, distinct, and contributes positively to the life of the inner city, A plaza at street level and roof garden atop the building form new public spaces, and for those interested, the design incorporates numerous interesting details uncommon in office buildings throughout Brisbane.
During the design process, a relationship formed between the developer and the adjoining historic hotel owner enabled us to interrelate the new and old buildings and extend this interrelationship with a new garden pavilion extension to the hotel.
For office tenants, the design offers distinct corporate identity, exceptional sustainability credentials and uninterrupted floors with panoramic outlooks over the city.
The typical floor of Jubilee Place creates the fundamental basis of the building’s scheme, which sports an elegant and slender side core. Regular, vast, and open with large clear spans, the office floors frame distant views.
The base build is logically finished to enable individual tenant fit-out without abortive removal of materials. The project also cleverly retains the Heritage Hotel, while the commercial tower poised above carves out entry, elevated lobby, and commercial offerings with ample natural light, transparency, and volumetric connections that integrate a sensitive brick base and significant artwork to the lobby.
The need to build over existing infrastructure sets up the building’s unique and characteristic structural diagrid and facilitates a sheltered, publicly accessible rooftop.
Jayson Blight, Project Director
John Campbell, Senior Associate
Ben Carter, BIM Manager
Perry Gustafson, Construction Technologies Lead
Madeleine John, Architect
Christopher Lewis, Project Architect
Reilly Mallon, Student of Architecture
Alex Munoz, Architectural Graduate
Chris Price, Documenter
Michael Rayner, Director
Brendan Smith, BIM Manager
Elton Williams, Technology Manager
Kara West, Graphic Designer
Jeremy Zigenbine, Architect
Floth, Services & Acoustic Engineer
JGL Properties, Project Manager & Developer
McKenzie Group, Certifier & DDA Consultant
Mewing Planning, Town Planner
Robert Bird Group, Structural Engineer
Wild Studio, Landscape Architect