37RepliesI recently commented in one of the CBD development threads, as an aside, that if we want Adelaide to become truly sensational, we should raise our standards a lot. I offered Dubai as an example of what can be achieved when people use their imagination with regard to city development. A couple of people on that thread didn't seem to understand what I meant, so here are just a few random examples of some of the many amazing things to be found in Dubai. I admit I haven't had the pleasure of...Last reply by pushbutton in The Pub 2 hours ago
441RepliesAnyone seen the prices for plans Internode are offering? http://www.internode.on.net/residential ... s/#ShowAlt They're somewhat underwhelming.Last reply by rubberman in Infrastructure/Transport Development 2 hours ago
189RepliesI guess the videos didn't hold my interest long enough for me to see that then. I very much doubt any of them have considered a usage that would be of real interest to most people. So you're not even bothering to watch/read the proposals, and then complaining that certain things haven't been considered? That takes the cake.Last reply by [Shuz] in CBD Development 4 hours ago
40RepliesRIP ... Wheels Magazine Yep, that's the big loss in all of this.Last reply by rev in The Pub 7 hours ago
384Repliesit was in the paper this morning a truck got wedged under there.Last reply by Norman in Infrastructure/Transport Development 8 hours ago
64 Currie Street - Video Flythrough
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 September 2010 19:53 Written by Howie Thursday, 16 September 2010 19:50
And here is the video follow up for the 64 Currie Street development, courtesy of Paul Pruszinski.
#Exclusive - 64 Currie Street Design Unveiled
Written by Howie Wednesday, 15 September 2010 16:16
Our dear friend Paul Pruszinski sent through more details about the 64 Currie Street development which has got the forum buzzing. These are the first renders we've seen of this exciting new development, and it's all quality! Enjoy.
Iconic 5-Star Hotel Plan Unveiled
Plans for a new $107 million 5-star hotel in Currie Street in the Adelaide CBD were unveiled today.
Designed by Pruszinski Architects for the Mattioli Group and set in the high-rise business precinct of the CBD, the new hotel will introduce the next generation of international business comfort to Adelaide and rank among the best in Australia.
With 301 suites, it will feature an elegant glass tower that rises 23 levels and is contained by curved eastern and western walls that taper to create a striking profile.
“The tower sits on a four-storey podium designed to respect and respond to an adjacent local heritage building and smaller scale streetscape,” Paul Pruszinski said.
The plans were today lodged with the Adelaide City Council and will also be assessed by the Development Assessment Commission (DAC).
Mr Pruszinski said the Currie Street hotel is inspired by a new generation of spa-focused design hotels emerging in Europe and Asia.
It will fill a void in the Adelaide market for corporate travellers, their partners and families, along with international tourists and other high-end visitors.
The Pruszinski team’s plan is a huge step forward for the quality, aesthetics and amenity of the Adelaide CBD.
The new hotel will feature the largest “standard” suite size for any hotel in Adelaide, enhanced by open-plan interior-design and designer furnishings and fittings.
Standard suite size will be about 33sqm, comfortably larger than Adelaide’s current average for 5-star hotel suites. Suites will range in size up to 161sqm for a “double corner”.
Pruszinski Architects is responsible for designing the best new high-rise buildings in Adelaide, including the nationally recognised mixed use Conservatory on Hindmarsh Square, which has won several state and national awards for excellence in urban design in 2009 and 2010. Other recent projects include the stunning Crowne Plaza Hotel and the award-winning 20 Hindmarsh Square apartments, both on Hindmarsh Square and the unique IPAD student apartments on Waymouth Street.
Mr Pruszinski said he was confident the plan would be well received by the DAC and Adelaide City Council.
Although it exceeds by six storeys the height limit for that part of the CBD, the iconic structure is planned for the corporate high-rise part of the city with high transit bus and pedestrian traffic, which effectively permits the additional height.
“It will be only 80 metres from Adelaide’s tallest building –Westpac House building on King William Street, which is nearing twice its height,” Mr Pruszinski said.
“The height of this hotel responds to the high-rise urban design of the surrounding area, creating a high quality destination for visitors to the city.”
The Mattioli Group acquired the 64 Currie Street site late last year and is in talks with operators of international 5-star hotels in relation to the planned new hotel.
It will be the second 5-star destination created in Adelaide by the architect-developer team of Pruszinski and Mattioli, and the sixth Adelaide CBD building delivered by the successful team.
In 2001 they delivered the 5-star Rendezvous Allegra Hotel on Waymouth Street, which was recently re-rated by AAA Tourism as one of only two 5-star hotels in Adelaide.
Key to the success of the new Currie Street hotel will be the experience of space, unique interior design and unhurried relaxation.
Every suite will feature floor-to-ceiling windows to offer an unrivalled panorama of the hills to the east, the gulf to the west, the Adelaide Oval and cultural precinct to the north and the Southern Vales and beaches to the south.
Other features of the plans lodged today are:
- Four dining options over three floors, offering a diversity of cuisines including a BBQ restaurant and an informal dining area by the indoor pools;
- Numerous spa and massage options spread over an entire floor – many not currently available in Australia;
- A drive-through entryway for cars and taxis that avoids street congestion at the front by directing all arrivals through the ground level of the building;.
- A slight slope away from Currie Street allows all “back of house” activity, such as goods and services delivery and staff entry and exit, to be confined to the rear of the building;
- Environmentally friendly design: heat from plant and equipment will be recycled to warm the in-door pools and hotel hot water; a three storey-high green wall the length of the building starting on the ground level, filtering air and light and lowering the need for air conditioning; the hotel will feature considerable rain water collection and re-use;
- A conference-specific floor for small and mid-sized events featuring abundant natural light and views;
- Mature trees on the footpath at the front of the site will be preserved.
Mr Pruszinski paid tribute to the entire project design team, including: developer, Mattioli Group; architect, Pruszinski Architects; structural engineer, PT Design; services engineer, Lucid Consulting; quantity surveyors, WT Partnership; town planners, Masterplan; traffic engineers, GTA Consultants; acoustic engineers, Sonus.
More renders in our forum thread here.
PRO: 115 King William St | 86M | 25lvls | Office
Written by Howie Monday, 12 July 2010 08:59
Looks like this one's a go'er.
Adelaide's 25-storey city office tower now set to be approved
* DANIEL WILLS, POLITICAL REPORTER
* From: The Advertiser
* July 11, 2010 11:23PM
PLANS for a 25-storey King William St office tower rejected by Adelaide City Council as too tall are set to be approved by the state's top development authority.
The proposed $17 million, 86m tower would be constructed next to the Pirie St tram stop and would become the city's sixth-tallest building.
It has been recommended for approval in a report to be tabled at a Development Assessment Commission meeting today. The council's Development Assessment Panel and the state DAC previously clashed over the Grote St Freedom Apartments and a 13-storey Light Square office block. DAC meetings are closed to the public and a council code of conduct bars sitting DAP members from speaking about developments outside of meetings.
Councillor and former DAP member Sandy Wilkinson told The Advertiser the DAC seldom denied a development application.
"It makes a mockery of the planning process," he said.
"The State Government is confusing a good environment for development with an ad-hoc, anarchistic free-for-all.
"It's going to result in a discordant-looking streetscape."
The State Government stripped the council of approval powers for developments valued over $10 million following a spat over the Tower 8 proposal.
The council can give advice on major developments but the DAC has the ultimate authority.
Property Council of Australia SA executive director Nathan Paine said that constant clashes between DAP recommendations and DAC rulings caused "confusion" among potential investors.
"There's a valid question in whether there is a need for applications that are ultimately going to be assessed by the DAC to be presented to the DAP," he said.
"Members of the DAP could very well use their position in those circumstances to grandstand for political outcomes without repercussions from an assessment perspective."
The DAC report states that amendments have been made to the plans since they were viewed by the council, including energy-efficiency measures.
Mr Paine said the proposal was evidence investor confidence in the Adelaide market remained high.
For more discussion check out our forum thread here.
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