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1 William Street | Woods Bagot OFFICE DESIGN
esignated for development on the
site of a dusty old car park, the tower
at 1 William Street will house the
Queensland Public Service and
serve as a symbol of the State’s sense of
confidence and identity.
The building is to be angled away from the
Brisbane CBD, providing it with a situation that
is sensitive to the context in which it stands,
while also looking out of the city towards the rest
of Queensland – a powerful statement of intent for
the public service, which the building will house.
The site will be organised into eight ‘platforms’,
each with its own distinct design profile, from
a formal entry from William Street to urban retail
laneway to sub-tropical green space.
A splayed roof will create a striking visual
profile from the outside, while within the tower
a uniquely designed central core layout will ensure
increased daylight penetration and awe-inspiring
360° views. The tower will be elevated, creating
the appearance of the building ‘floating’ over the
site’s viewing corridors, connecting the building
to its surroundings.
The project is also intended to act as a catalyst
for the development of adjacent sites, encouraging
a much-needed link between the city and the
1 WILLIAM STREET
ARCHITECT | Woods Bagot.
CLIENT | CBUS.
BUILDER | Brookfield Multiplex
BRIEF | To accommodate the Queensland Public
Service in a high-quality, sustainable development that
activates the Government Administrative precinct and
enhances Brisbane’s reputation as a vibrant city with
BUILD TIME | Commencement January 2014,
target completion late 2016.
FEATURES | Splayed roof to create visual impact,
elevated ground level to provide dynamic interaction
with pedestrian traffic, unique central core that provides
views in a full circle around the building.
LOCATION | 1 William Street, Brisbane.
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