Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Woods Bagot has designed an intriguing ellipsoid pergola to sit atop the new 18-story Hyatt Place Woolloongabba in Brisbane’s South City Square for developers Pellicano and Perri Projects.
The proposed 18-story hotel, one of seven towers being delivered as part of the mixed-use urban precinct at 148 Logan Road in Woolloongabba, will be operated by Hyatt and will, upon completion in 2023, offer 170-guest rooms.
The developer has revised plans for the tower to respond to feedback for greater communal amenity.
Under new amended plans, the pergola’s design comes as a response to market feedback from an original proposal by developers, with changes predominantly relating to improved functionality and occupancy in the building, as well as the provision of greater open communal spaces.
The rooftop has now been redesigned to cantilever over the building’s edges, providing a striking design.
The rooftop “nest” in the updated design will provide amenities for hotel guests, including a pool, bar deck, and communal seating areas.
The organic crown shape is designed to cantilever over the building’s edges to create a striking geometry against the Brisbane skyline.
It will also be poised to capitalize on solar access and the panoramic views of the CBD.
The proposed building on the corner of Logan Road and Deshon Street will be a multi-story mixed-use building with retail and commercial spaces, and a Hyatt Place hotel will operate from levels 11 to 18.
Building on the $700-million South City Square precinct began in 2016 and once completed, it will accommodate more than 800 units, a supermarket, gymnasium, daycare center, cinema complex, and a range of other amenities across seven buildings. The design team for the precinct includes Woods Bagot, DBI, Six Degrees, and Oculus.
The new Woods Bagot tower is the second last building of the South City Square development, with completion of the square anticipated for 2023.
Project: Hyatt Place Woolloongabba
Architects: Woods Bagot Pty Ltd.
Developers: Pellicano and Perri Projects