Crown Group engages Kengo Kuma and Plus Architecture to design riverside development in Brisbane

By Valerie Kor / EdgeProp Singapore | December 15, 2020 3:00 PM SGT
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Architect Kengo Kuma with chairman and group CEO of Crown Group, Iwan Sunito (Photo: Crown Group)
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Australian property developer Crown Group has engaged Kengo Kuma and award-winning firm Plus Architecture to design a $500 million riverside development at West End, Brisbane.
It is the group’s first development in Queensland and will offer luxury apartments, terrace homes and penthouses, as well as resort-style facilities on 1.25ha of prime waterfront land at 117 Victoria Street.
“Brisbane is a beautiful city with rich culture and natural heritage,” says Kuma. “People’s lifestyle and culture embrace and integrate nature into their everyday lives here,” he adds.
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His design will include a large open space component that will provide a place where people can connect with one another while enjoying the views, sounds and atmosphere of the Brisbane river.
Kengo Kuma’s past works include Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo, Bamboo Wall House in China, LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Group's Japan headquarters and Tokyo's Olympic Stadium for the 2020 games. His signature use of cedar and timber introduces the natural environment with contemporary urban structures.
“Our buyers will enjoy the opportunity to live in Brisbane’s only Kengo Kuma-designed homes,” says chairman and group CEO of Crown Group, Iwan Sunito. This is the second time Kuma is working on a Crown Group project. The first was 368-unit Mastery by Crown Group at Waterloo, Sydney.