Golden Gate Property Group Receives Approval For Cutting Edge Beachfront Tower By Architects Rothelowman


A premium six-star development in Broadbeach’s Wharf Rd by local developer Golden Gate Property Group and award-winning architects Rothelowman has this week been granted planning permit approval by Gold Coast City Council.

The $200 million beachfront tower will be amongst the most slender towers in the world, standing at 165m high and 12m wide, a feat made possible via cutting edge parametric design allowing the building to be crafted in response to wind and structural engineering requirements.

According to Golden Gate’s David Whiteman, the project raises the bar for residential living in Surfer’s Paradise through a highly resolved building that is feasible, liveable and beautiful.

“This is an example of collaborative and creative innovation and the fusion of architecture and wind engineering to create a design that is uniquely crafted to its context,” Mr Whiteman said.

“Rothelowman revolutionised its architectural approach to designing the high-rise residential tower to balance the beauty of this absolute beachfront location with the unique site proportions and characteristic prevailing winds.

“The result is a tower that is exactly tailored to its environment, to the extent that it couldn’t exist in any other place.”

Comprising 35 luxury full-floor sky residences, spanning 346 to 414sq m, the tower is crowned by a two-storey sub-penthouse and a three-storey penthouse with breathtaking panoramic views.

The podium levels accommodate the residents’-only wellness facility and spa along with a 450sq m stand-alone beach house directly adjoining the sand.

According to Rothelowman Associate Principal Jonothan Cowle, the project is a reimagining of the pencil-thin residential tower and has been crafted in response to the demands of wind conditions.

“If we had undertaken a conventional approach to designing this tower, we would never have achieved the height, passive environmental performance or material optimisation presented in the design,” Mr Cowle said.

“From a parametric design perspective, our process involved capitalising on an articulation zone within the planning scheme that enabled us to move what would have been a traditional inboard structure to the building’s exterior.

“The exoskeleton design meant we could cross-brace the building externally via a diagrid, which enabled us to open up the facade and create a truly three-dimensional building with windows on all sides and enough asymmetries to mitigate the prevailing winds.

“Importantly, we were able to provide highly articulated ‘beach-houses in the sky’ with stunning views and wonderful cross ventilation while ensuring the developer received a viable design that will prove popular with a highly sophisticated buyer.”


Asia Pacific International Property Awards: Melbourne’s Eq. Tower, Central South Yarra named Australia’s best – Domain


They’ve been crowned the crème de la crème of Australia’s highrises. Central South Yarra in Yarra Street, developed by Little Projects, was declared Australia’s overall best highrise residential development.

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Development Sells $11.5 Million Of Homes In One Weekend – The Urban Developer


The CIRQ Point Cook townhouse project has achieved stunning success in its first weekend with more than $11.5 million worth of homes sold.

Development Victoria has fast-tracked the release of the second collection of homes after the launch of stage one attracted overwhelming interest.

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Owner Knows Best: Apartment Architecture Driven By Demand In Melbourne – The Urban Developer


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Demand for larger living spaces, spacious kitchens and extra storage all within easy access of the city, is driving changes in apartment developments in Melbourne thanks to a surge in owner-occupiers and downsizers shifting to apartment living.

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Melbourne Still A Siren Song For Overseas Developers – The Urban Developer

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Multi-national Chinese-based developer Ruiyi has proved overseas developers continue to find the Melbourne market profitable after setting up roots in Melbourne with ‘Australia Ruiyi’.

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New Tower Proposed To Add To Spring Hill Commercial Scene – The Urban Developer


Treelight Development Group Pty Ltd have proposed to develop an eighteen storey commercial building over a four level podium at 484 Upper Edward Street, Spring Hill.

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Watch: time-lapse video reveals construction of Australia’s tallest prefab tower

A new time-lapse video documents the construction of Australia’s tallest prefabricated tower.

Completed in December 2016, Melbourne’s 133-metre-tall, 44-storey La Trobe Tower by Rothelowman used a new prefabricated construction method developed by Hickory Group.

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Completed Newport Project Settles Riverside At Hamilton Reach – The Urban Developer

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One of Frasers Property Australia’s signature apartment projects, Newport, has settled riverside to provide luxury living only six kilometres from the city’s CBD.

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Marriott’s Element heads to Australia in 2019 – Hotel Management

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Marriott International has signed an agreement with TRC Australia to debut its Element brand in Melbourne, with the property set to open in 2019.

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Marriott’s eco-friendly Element hotel adds dash of green – The Australian

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American hotel giant Marriott International has made good on its promise to open one hotel every 14 hours within the next three years, announcing it will introduce the eco-friendly Ele­ment brand to Australia.

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Co-Living: Organised Chaos Or Smart Solution?


“If co-living is the next phase of co-working and the new development model for our future cities, how do we make it a commercial reality in Australia? How do we design a sustainable development model to redefine the way people work, live and play?

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Eastside Village Gets The Boutique Design Treatment

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“Punctuated by large subtractions, the development’s form creates landscaped courtyards to the east and west, which provide increased light and internal amenity,” Rothelowman Principal Chris Hayton said.

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Completed Newport Project Settles Riverside At Hamilton Reach – The Urban Developer


One of Frasers Property Australia’s signature apartment projects, Newport, has settled riverside to provide luxury living only six kilometres from the city’s CBD.

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Zig Inge hoping to add seven-storey office on top of Richmond’s historic Rosella complex – Commercial Real Estate

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A veteran property developer is wasting no time redeveloping part of Richmond’s historic ex-Rosella sauce factory, which he bought last October for a bullish $12.5 million – nearly twice the price the vendor paid four years earlier.

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UDIA’S National Awards for Excellence winners announced – Build Australia


Acclaimed architectural practice Rothelowman has been recognised in three categories at the recent Urban Development Institute of Australia’s 2017 National Awards for Excellence.

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One architecture firm takes out three categories in 2017 UDIA National Awards for Excellence – Architecture & Design


The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has announced the winners of the 2017 UDIA National Awards for Excellence.

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Super Slender Tower Planned for Surfers Paradise – Brisbane Development


A new 42 storey development at 2 Wharf Road, Surfers Paradise is claiming to be one of the world’s most slender towers.

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Green Views And Breezeway Design For Sydney’s Lunar – The Urban Developer

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Construction of the residential development Lunar – 28 kilometres south of Sydney – is scheduled to begin mid 2017.

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Surfers Paradise Project To Have World’s Most Slim Fitting Architectural Design – The Urban Developer

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Golden Gate Property has unveiled the architectural design for a $200 million, cutting edge residential tower on a prime absolute beachfront site in Surfers Paradise.

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One of the world’s skinniest skyscrapers slated for Surfers Paradise beach

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ONE of the skinniest skyscrapers in the world could soon rise on Surfers Paradise beach after a development application for the $200 million project was lodged with council on Friday.

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Developer proposes $200m, 45-storey super-skinny Gold Coast skyhome tower in Surfers Paradise – Gold Coast Bulletin

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ONE of the world’s skinniest residential towers is set to rise in Surfers Paradise with a level of luxury to rival its neighbour, the $1 billion Jewel.

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Record heights in prefabrication: La Trobe Tower


Prefabricated construction is at the forefront of innovative building design but the construction and design methods behind Rothelowman’s La Trobe Tower have resulted in a new record for the building as Australia’s tallest prefabricated high-rise structure.

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A Look Into the Recently Completed Eden Lane & Ivy Terrace


A recently completed project in Brisbane’s inner south-east is transforming Woolloongabba through the creation of a new pedestrian laneway, an example of modern place making that adds significant amenity to the area.

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Rothelowman – The West End Magazine


In a city where cranes decorate the skyline in mechanical hordes and apartment developments sprout into existence like mushrooms after a rain shower, there is a tendency for buildings to look the same. A dreary uniformity can beset a city. Instead of titillating aesthetics our eyes drag over endlessly repeated formulaic designs; architectural boredom can set in.

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Opinion: Heritage Assets Should Be Celebrated In Contemporary Design – The Urban Developer


Rothelowman Principal Stuart Marsland believes heritage assets should be celebrated in contemporary design.

“Complex site constraints provide restrictive parameters for architects to work within, but often create an opportunity for project differentiation,” he said.

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Permit-Ready Purchase Lays Foundation For New South Melbourne Residential Tower – The Urban Developer


Salvo Property Group has secured almost a full hectare site for more than $40 million, with a permit for four residential towers in the Fishermans Bend precinct.

The 9,766 square metre site at 60-82 Johnston Street, South Melbourne, was negotiated by Colliers International on behalf of vendor Bill McNee.

Agents Daniel Wolman and Oliver Hay facilitated the deal in an off-market transaction.

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‘Seamstress’ Development A Breath Of Life For Old Textile Factory – The Urban Developer

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A DA was recently lodged for ‘Seamstress’, a boutique development in Brunswick East’s former industrial precinct which will deliver 27 one, two and three bedroom apartments.

The site for the development, at 11-13 Lygon Street, previously operated as a textile factory prior to being purchased by K7 Developments.

Seamstress’ design was given to the designers at Rothelowman, who intend on drawing inspiration by honouring the sites former use in the inner Melbourne suburb.

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Banbury Village’s Botanica apartments at former Footscray Olympic Tyres site ready to roll –


FOOTSCRAY is accelerating out of its industrial past towards a bright property horizon.
Cedar Woods’ Banbury Village project —not far from the home of the AFL conquering Bulldogs at Whitten Oval — is now complete.

Designed by Rothelowman architects, its centrepiece Botanica apartments embraces the history of the renowned inner-west site, which was the home of Sir Frank Beaurepaire’s Olympic Tyre & Rubber Company.

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Masterplanned Footscray Development Banbury Village Now Complete – The Urban Developer


Rothelowman-designed multi-residential building Botanica has reached completion and signifies the full completion of Footscray’s award-winning masterplanned community Banbury Village.

Positioned at the heart of Banbury Village, Botanica has been designed to visually connect to the community’s public park as well as the building’s private landscaped courtyard.

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A new development project in Sydney’s historic Roseville is set to revolutionise apartment living –

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A NEW project in Sydney’s historic Roseville is set to revolutionise multi-residential living.

Archer Terraces will offer 42 high-end apartments specifically tailored to the area.

“Recent multi-residential projects in the area have missed opportunities to acknowledge the existing community architecture and the interests of the community,” Senior Associate at Rothelowman design David Thompson said.

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Eden Lane & Ivy Terrace Transform Woolloongabba Into Modern Hub – The Urban Developer


A recently completed project in Brisbane’s inner south-east is transforming Woolloongabba through the creation of a landmark pedestrian laneway, an example of modern place making that adds significant amenity to the area.

Designed by Rothelowman, the first two stages completed at Aria Property Group’s Woolloongabba project, Eden Lane and Ivy Terrace, delivers 106 apartments positioned in the café and retail precinct of Woolloongabba.

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New Rothelowman Project Set To Deliver New Medium-Density Living Standard – The Urban Developer


Archer Terraces, a new project in Sydney’s Roseville designed by Rothelowman is set to deliver a new standard of medium-density living to the tightly held area.

Located adjacent to a large heritage conservation zone, Archer Terraces aims to transform current resident perceptions associated with medium density projects.

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New Residents Flip The Lights At Light+Co Apartments – The Urban Developer

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The lights are on at Pradella’s Light+Co. apartments in West End, as the first residents move in following completion of the dual tower project.

Light+Co. has been developed on the iconic riverside site of the old South Brisbane Gas and Light Company, which was built in 1885 to deliver gas lighting to Brisbane’s rapidly expanding population.

Fast forward just over 130 years and, standing alongside Davies Park and a new retail, dining, health and fitness precinct, is Light+Co’s two residential buildings.

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Melbourne-Style Apartments Launch In Woolloongabba

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A unique luxury apartment development launched earlier this week, bringing a Melbourne-style influence to the heart of Woolloongabba.

Already 20 per cent sold, Essence Woolloongabba is the brainchild of residential developer Treelight Development Group, with the aspirational project featuring 89 apartments with panoramic city views.

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Designing density for blue-chip suburbs – Real Estate Conversationrothelowman-graceview-5

Providing strong design links to site history can preserve the appeal of established suburbs, and support population growth in a sustainable manner.

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Pullman on the Park hotel to undergo $6 million redevelopment – FM Magazine pullman-rothelowman

The landmark Pullman Melbourne on the Park hotel will undergo a major $6 million interior redevelopment which will provide the hotel with a new identity, bringing it in line with the Pullman Hotels & Resorts’ global brand.

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Rothelowman to oversee the refurb of Pullman Melbourne on the Park – CIM Magazine


Design practice Rothelowman will oversee the work, which aims to create comfortable and intimate spaces that can still respond to the added capacity required in peak times for conferences or events at the nearby Melbourne Cricket Grounds.

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Designing Density for Blue Chip Suburbs – Property Observer


Design that emphasises local context is the solution here. The need to respect and respond to the context of the existing built environment may be one of the most important rules towards sensitively developing apartments in established suburbs.

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Designing for A Mobile Workforce: RPM’s New Head Office by Rothelowman – Urban Melbourne


Rothelowman has designed RPM Real Estate Group’s new headquarters with the company’s mobile workforce in mind and with a desire to create an office with a “bit of soul.” The relocation comes as a result of RPM’s rapid growth.

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Demand Increasing for Medium Density Development – Brisbane Developmentrothelowman-glass-factory-08

Earlier this year, the City of Sydney issued the Central Sydney Planning Strategy outlining the city’s plan to deal with growth in accordance with economic, social and environmental responsibilities.

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Turrisi Properties’ headquarters by Rothelowman

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Inspired by West End’s aesthetic, the new Turrisi Properties HQ is a culmination of warmth, industrial elements, and modern textures. Located at the rear of an apartment block, the office allows the property development team to be immersed in their customers’ everyday lives.

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The hottest high-rise apartments coming to Queensland


In 2015, the 20-storey Austin apartments in South Brisbane were voted the country’s best high-rise residential development at the Asia Pacific International Property Awards, with its rooftop dining and pool, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Get the look: DUX Richmond Hill is built for style

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Timeless, luxurious natural finishes and custom touches will be the hallmark of one of Richmond’s best-known art deco buildings.

With its classically designed facade, Dux Richmond Hill will be unveiled as one of Melbourne’s most exclusive residential developments in a premium location, offering liveability, design and amenity.

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New Sky Group Unveils 88 Melbourne For Downsizers


Apartment homes for downsizers who don’t wish to downgrade – that is what award-winning architectural practice Rothelowman in conjunction with KPDO has created to cater for the growing empty nester market at New Sky Group’s 88 Melbourne tower.

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Town centre planned for Marsden Park


Marsden Park may get its very own town centre if a $300 million development application is approved by Blacktown Council.

Plans for the 35,500 square metre site on Richmond Road – which will include apartments, townhouses, retail spaces and parkland – is currently in a public exhibition phase.

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