Aria’s iconic Upper House reaches the halfway mark
Upper House, Brisbane’s first project designed by internationally acclaimed Koichi Takada Architects and featuring Australia’s first double-storey rooftop wellness club, meets its halfway milestone.
Inspired by organic forms of nature and referencing the roots of the Moreton Bay fig tree native to Queensland, Upper House is distinguished by its dancing balconies and fluid sculptural ribbon detailing which branch upwards across thirty storeys to form a shaded pergola for a residential recreational space. With these unique architectural features and 3.0m high ceilings in each apartment, Upper House is a first in the market. It will form an iconic part of South Brisbane’s skyline and is set to be the tallest building in the area once complete.
Builder Minicon has made strong headway for the start of 2022 and are pushing forward to meet their structural cycles after experiencing delays due to bad weather leading to Brisbane’s recent flooding event. The rippling façades of the building are taking shape and being unveiled as the construction screens rise.
The tower’s structural slabs are currently completed to level fifteen and the lift core now extends to level eighteen. Glazing and balustrade installation has also reached level eleven. Apartment fitouts are underway with internal framing completed to level nine and service rough-in including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and fire are now completed to level seven.
Podium scaffold has been removed to the above ground carparks in preparation for installation of the building’s feature perforated screen. Embracing the arts and cultural precinct in which it is situated, the podium levels of the Upper House will act as a gallery space, becoming a place that gives back to community and culture.
With the completion of Upper House anticipated for the first quarter of 2023, Aria is looking forward to bringing to life another architecturally innovative building, which also enriches the lives of those who reside within and around it. It will be the first project to emerge from Aria and Koichi Takada Architects’ partnership and will redefine urban living by offering two levels of world-class resident amenities on its rooftop, the first of its kind in Australia.