Greenhouse is a six-level, sub-tropical inspired office building that will form the centrepiece of the West Village commercial offering, under a development application currently before Brisbane City Council. The building will be centrally located above a new Woolworths supermarket and adjacent to the heritage listed Peters Ice-Cream factory.
Designed by local award winning architect Blight Rayner, Greenhouse will feature a tinted mirrored façade which will reflect its garden and heritage inspired surroundings with a continued commitment to sustainability.
West Village Project Director Harrison Phillips said the proposed new developments establish West Village as an urban fringe precinct where work and life blend seamlessly. “These buildings present new opportunities and appeal for local businesses and operators seeking a premium location, amenity and neighbourhood connectivity within a uniquely combined heritage, environmental and wellness setting,” he said.
Greenhouse will have a gross floor area of 7126sqm with a typical floor plate of 1100sqm2 and a 57-bay basement carpark. Its shimmering façade will invite community activity through a combination of landscaped terraces and feature internal and external living greenery including a variety of break out spaces that encapsulate the look and feel of the Village.
The Greenhouse DA follows a recent development application for another mixed-use building, The Eaves, which would see the redevelopment of hte ageing building at 91 Boundary Street. Its sub-tropical concept is designed to enhance the open space fronting Mollison and Boundary Streets, sympathetically integrating the heritage listed Gunshop Café and a new additional parkland called Mollison Green.
Due for completion in May 2021, The Eaves is a three-level, mixed-use retail and commercial establishment which will provide an unwavering community feel to the quarter by incorporating new thriving green spaces for gatherings and recreation. It is expected to open in line with the retail village at West Village in May next year.
The Eaves will frame the new Mollison Green, which will connect seamlessly to the existing West Village Common, and deliver an additional 2277sqm of public open space to the neighbourhood. This represents an increase of 627sqm (including 376sqm of additional deep planting) over the design previously approved in by Council in December 2019.
A bespoke design by Bureau Proberts, The Eaves will capture and amplify the remaining existing heritage values of the Peters Ice Cream Factory site, while also bringing a modern twist to West Village’s signature lush greenery and high street feel, and will complement The Common and Mollison Street Parklands.
The distinctive feature timber superstructure of The Eaves will act as a landscape arbour and shade structure, and will feature a dynamic architectural screen deployed as a subtropical construct designed to filter light and invite shadow play onto the flourishing green spaces of the precinct.
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