Am-60, Brisbane City, QLD

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Masonry Contractor: Mozbiz P/L

Structural Engineer: Sheehy & Partners Pty. Ltd

Builder: Hutchinson Builders

Architect: Donovan Hill Architects

Photographer: Sam Thies & Donovan Hills

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CHARACTER & SCALE

Brisbane has few brick buildings remaining in its CBD. One of the streets that this high-rise commercial office tower addresses is fortunate to have a number of them, as does the immediate precinct. Building in brick offered a way of being contextual through material.

While characterised by a slick and colourful glassy facade, this project uses tactile concrete and masonry elements to give contrasting character and scale, including an embellished masonry screen protecting four levels of glass-skinned boardrooms.
This screen acknowledges the tradition of masonry used as ‘filigree’ – filtering sun and light and thus mitigating the extremes of climate. Here the solidity of a fully bonded wall is exchanged for a delicate but continuous open weave.

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With their solid appearance and square aris, Austral Bowral dry pressed bricks are suitable for face work, rendering, painting, bagging and are perfect for chasing requirements.

Colour: Charolais Cream

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