Acclaimed Architect Kengo Kuma to Design His First Brisbane Residential Project in West End

Property developer Crown Group has picked Kengo Kuma, a world-renowned architect, for its latest residential project in West End and he will design his very first residential urban resort in Brisbane, which will be unveiled in 2021. 

Kengo Kuma & Associates will also collaborate with Plus Architecture for this $500 million development that will elevate the aesthetic and lifestyle of the burgeoning suburb. 

The site is on 117 Victoria Street, a 1.25-hectare premier waterfront. It’s deemed as Mr Kuma’s largest residential design, which will feature a mix of terrace homes, apartments and penthouses and take advantage of the breathtaking views of the Brisbane River and the city’s skyline.

The residential facility will also include heaps of recreational areas such as a pool and poolside barbecue, communal room, a gym and spacious gardens.

Mr Kuma is most noted for designing the Bamboo Wall House in China, the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group’s Japan headquarters, Tokyo’s Suntory Museum of Art and Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium for the 2021 global event. He is known for his expert incorporaton of natural elements in his contemporary urban designs. 

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The Japanese architect praised Brisbane as a “very beautiful city with rich culture and natural heritage” and he plans to come up with a design that will embrace the locals’ strong connection with nature. 

He said that a large part of this residential project will provide a space for residents to relish “the views, sounds, and atmosphere of this beautiful river.”

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Crown Group‘s director Trent McLauchlan targets the submission of the development application by mid-2021, saying this will be “a new benchmark for residential living” in Brisbane.