The Observatory


Building Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ) – State Awards 2010

High Density or High-Rise Multi Residential


Building Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ) – Regional Awards (Sunshine Coast) 2010

High Density Multi Residential

Located in Caloundra, The Observatory complex has 39 high-end apartments over 6 storeys. The building geometry is well-defined with expressed structure and large skillion roofs.
The distinctive Queen Street facade incorporates the use of piloti style columns at the ground level entry and then merges with the main elliptical expressed columns.  The whole facade is heavily articulated with balconies, glazed handrails, solid balustrades, louvre screens with concealed air conditioning units, and extensive glazing panels.  The roof terrace has also received major features with 2 dominant skillion roofs strutted over 2 storeys.