Eat, sweat, shop, relax: The rise of the vertical village in Brisbane

first_imgAn artist’s impression of the 91-storey skyscraper planned for 30 Albert Street, Brisbane.The approved building dubbed ‘Emporis’ could be the second maximum-height tower in the city, reaching 274m tall, after The One Residences at 300 George Street.Its design includes multiple levels of communal space and breaks down sections into “neighbourhoods”, complete with pools, cinemas and private dining rooms.Next door, the 270m Skytower in Margaret Street is almost complete.About 650 apartments in the bottom two thirds are now occupied, while builders work to finish the top section by June. The rooftop pool at Lucent Gasworks. Picture: Cieran Murphy.There is also a state-of-the-art fitness club and a ground level retail and dining piazza. “We’ve created this Monday to Thursday wellness ecosystem,” Mr Cavallucci said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“Our residents want to wake up and do yoga or cycle, have a shower, go to Campos and have their chilli scrambled eggs, then jump on the scooter and go to work.“They work until 5:30, go for a walk on the river walk, jump in the jacuzzi, order Uber Eats, sit down and watch Game of Thrones.” Yoga on the rooftop at Lucent Gasworks. Picture: Cieran Murphy.Friday to Sunday is play time, where residents like to have a drink at one of the nearby bars or restaurants at Gasworks or Howard Smith Wharves. A 91-storey skyscraper planned for 30 Albert Street in Brisbane’s CBD is another example of the ‘vertical village’ concept. Wendy Serrano sits by the pool at Lucent in Newstead. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.WELCOME to the new ‘vertical village’ — where the cool kids go to live, rest and play. Millennials no longer just want to have their avocado toast and eat it too.They want to dine, sweat, shop and relax without having to leave the comforts of home.Brisbane’s rapid population growth and growing desire for an inner-city lifestyle is spurring a whole new era of next-generation, residential skyscrapers housing vertical communities.center_img Lucent Gasworks is a 17-storey residential tower in Newstead that embraces the ‘vertical village’ concept.Developers like Cavcorp are leading the way when it comes to embracing the vertical living concept in Queensland.Cavcorp director Damien Cavallucci said rising living costs and increasing traffic woes were contributing to the rise of the “inner city neighbourhood” and luring time poor professionals who did not want to spend $20,000 a year maintaining a house.Cavcorp’s Lucent Gasworks in Newstead includes a 1600 sqm rooftop with a 55m Olympic sized swimming pool, a gym, a sauna, a yoga lawn, an open-air cinema and a golf simulator. Brisbane Skytower. Image: AAP/Richard Waugh. At the top of each section is a pool, gym and steam room, but only occupants in the top section will have access to the infinity pool.VERTICAL VILLAGE MUST-HAVES– Ground floor retail (cafes, restaurants, bars, fitness centre and carparking) – Owner occupier-style apartments – Rooftop private amenities – Onsite building management (services, tenant management and communal activities)last_img

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