The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority in Perth has released designs of a dual-tower development at Elizabeth Quay for public comment. The complex is being designed by New York-based practice REX Architecture and developed by Brookfield Property Partners. It will occupy lots five and six in the Elizabeth Quay development precinct, which is bound by The Esplanade, Enchantress and Duchess Ways, and Geoffrey Bolton Avenue.
The two towers comprising the Perth+ complex will reach 19 and 54 stories (87 and 220 meters) respectively, incorporating 15,000 square meters of office space and 220 luxury apartments across both structures. The taller of the buildings will include a 220-room hotel.
The proposal also includes café, restaurant, and retail spaces on the ground floor across both towers and a public plaza to the south of the buildings, fronting The Landing and the Elizabeth Quay inlet.
The taller tower to the west will have a cantilevering “plus”-shaped section inset into the tower’s vertical volume. Described by the architects as the tower’s “glowing heart,” this three-level section will contain publicly accessible amenities including restaurants, bars, a ballroom, a gym, and meeting facilities.
The height of the second tower is aligned with the top of the “plus.” Between the two towers will be a 22.3-meter-wide open-air, landscaped pedestrian space traversing the area between The Esplanade and Geoffrey Bolton Avenue. The façades of both buildings will be made of a unitized aluminum curtain wall.
The designs are currently on exhibition for public comment until June 14 as part of the proponents’ application for in-principle development approval.
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