Office Greening

Brisbane office building provides a sustainable solution for a subtropical climate

Heritage Lanes, 80 Ann Street

This sophisticated 32-story Brisbane office building both pays tribute to the local history and provides a progressive solution for the city’s subtropical climate. Fashioned as a tower-on-podium, it is situated in an an historical business district and houses the heritage-listed Turbot Street Fruit Market shed within its street-level floors (being repurposed for food and beverage offerings).

Taking cues from the early 20th-century site’s original roof form, the 5,500sqm area designated for retail and studio spaces protects the authentic edifice and mitigates wind and rain with a glazed canopy. The podium is publicly accessible from three different points and includes indoor landscaping to alleviate pedestrian traffic and create a friendly environment.

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Project details

The tower is conceived as a vertical community with two parallel volumes connected by atriums and outdoor terraces. The design embraces the climate by allowing cooling breezes inside with operable windows and natural air ventilation systems. So that employees are comfortable, a double-glazed treatment was integrated into its exterior to ward off the harsh sun. Tenants that inhabit floors with access to internal green spaces can also create an indoor-outdoor environment when weather allows.

Both the tower and podium have enhanced setbacks to increase the amount of natural light that penetrates the internal floor space and is aiming for a 6 Star Green Star rating.

Brisbane, Australia
61,000 sqm
656,598 sf
Completion Date
ASPECT Studios
M & G Real Estate
Suncorp Group
  • 2023 Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) QLD, State Award Commercial Architecture
  • 2023 AIA QLD, State Commendation for Urban Design Architecture
  • 2023 AIA Greater Brisbane Regional, Lord Mayor’s ‘Brisbane Buildings that Breathe’ architecture prize
  • 2023 AIA Greater Brisbane Regional, Commendation Commercial Category
  • 2023 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) QLD Award of Excellence for Civic Landscape
  • 2023 Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Award of Excellence for Best Tall Building 100-199 meters
  • 2023 Sustainability Awards, Commercial Architecture (Large)
  • 2023 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) QLD, Project of the Year
  • 2023 UDIA QLD, Sustainability
  • 2023 UDIA QLD, Urban Renewal
  • 2023 UDIA QLD, Retail, Commercial and Industrial
  • 2023 Property Council of Australia (PCA) – Best office development, Shortlist
  • 2023 World Architecture Festival (WAF) – Completed Buildings (Office), Shortlist
  • 2023 Sustainability Awards – Adaptive Reuse (Alteration/Addition), Shortlist
  • 2023 PCA – Best sustainable development, Shortlist
  • 2023 PCA – Best workplace, Shortlist
  • 2023 AIA National – Commercial Architecture, Shortlist

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Located on the original site of the Turbot Street Fruit Market, the design celebrates its authentic Brisbane heritage.

80 Ann St interior

Conceived like a city, the building is made up of diverse settings, with breathable floors enhancing the sense of vertical community.

80 Ann St iexterior
80 Ann St exterior