71-Storey Nature-Inspired CBD Tower Proposed on Mary St

25 Mary St
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A 71-storey residential tower, inspired by nature, has been proposed for Brisbane’s CBD, bringing a blend of urban living and natural elements to the cityscape. 



The development application (DA A006456951) for this CBD tower, lodged with the Brisbane City Council on 6 Feb 2024 for the property at 25 Mary St, would push close to the city’s height limit, which will become a transformative addition to the skyline.

25 Mary St
Photo Credit: DA A006456951
25 Mary St
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Spearheaded by James and John Kaias, alongside the Bellevue TCE Properties Unit Trust and Mary Street Holding Unit Trust group, the proposal has been designed by renowned Japanese architect Koichi Takada and it’s expected to redefine contemporary living. 

Situated just a few metres away from the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens and Queens Wharf Brisbane, the project aims to seamlessly blend nature with urban architecture.

25 Mary St
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The proposed CBD tower, reaching a height of 264 meters, seeks to replace existing structures. The site’s current occupant, a two-storey retail commercial building and synagogue, would make way for this ambitious development, promising a modernized urban landscape.

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As demolition works progress on-site, making way for the forthcoming development, attention turns to the intricate details of the proposed tower. 

Plans unveil a mix of one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments spread across 71 floors, complemented by eight basement levels and five podium levels. Notably, the sixth and seventh levels are earmarked for an array of amenities, including a pet spa, yoga rooms, and recreational facilities, promising residents a lifestyle of luxury and convenience.

25 Mary St
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The building’s design draws inspiration from nature, with breathable balconies and organic, landscaped recreation levels that break up the vertical height, offering residents unparalleled views of the cityscape.



Spanning over 7,000 square meters, the proposed communal spaces are distributed across five distinct recreation levels, catering to the diverse needs of residents. From wellness areas and fitness zones to communal lounges and swimming pools, the CBD tower promises an unrivalled living experience. 

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Furthermore, the incorporation of innovative design solutions, such as wind-protected balconies and shading elements, highlights a commitment to sustainable and comfortable urban living.

Published 12-Feb-2024