The Prescott

Toowong, QLD
  • Year


  • Status

    In Progress

  • Client

    Mosaic Property Group

  • Location

    Toowong, QLD

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  • Dwellings


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  • Discipline

    Architecture, Interiors

The Prescott is a contemporary architectural expression that is shaped by, and draws inspiration from, its unique context. The multi-residential apartment building is conveniently located in the heart of Toowong, one of Brisbane’s most in demand residential suburbs. With 101 apartments over 15 storeys, the development offers a unique lifestyle opportunity in the heart of Brisbane.

We acknowledge the  Turrbal and Jagera people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which The Prescott stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

The building’s podium priorities the pedestrian experience of entry by providing a light and airy lobby while simultaneously adding layers, depth and diversity to the form. The veiled podium references the iconic Regatta Hotel and the surrounding masonry apartment context with the inclusion of breeze blocks. The blocks reference the fine intricate fretwork of the former, but also the materiality and form of the latter. This veil frames the views from the apartments out to the surrounding context by directing the gaze to the landscape areas and street trees (and away from the basement entrances and service stacks).

The tower form is inspired by driving around Toowong and observing Queenslanders perched on top of each other as they nestle within the hilly landscape. The building proudly captures the spectacular views of the city and river to the north-east and towards Mount Coot-Tha to the west, while being mindful of the unsightly developments adjacent.

Balustrades and awnings were the impetus for the façade treatment and podium design development. A tapestry of balconies, column grids and battens are interspersed with landscape and birdsong. The tower reflects this structural discipline, expressed as a series of posts, columns, slabs and beams.

The apartment layouts are guided by the views and outlooks, with the more premium apartments positioned to look towards the city and river, followed by views to Mount Coot-Tha to the west and north-west. Balconies are designed as ‘outdoor rooms’, positioned on corners where possible, to take advantage of the breeze and allowing for wide views.

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