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GOLD COAST , AUSTRALIACASE STUDY / DD 203MANNU AMRIT10020523
OVERVIEW• Queensland Number One ( Q1) – located in Surfer’s Paradise , Gold Coast• World’s third largest residential tower• Tallest building in Australia and southern hemisphere
Designed by Atelier SDGBuilding type skyscraperBuilding status existing [completed]Structural material concreteFacade material glassFacade system curtain wallFacade color light greenArchitectural style postmodernRoof System tapered roof with spireFACTS
CONSTRUCTIONConstruction started 2002Completed 2005Cost $255 million
DESIGN / ARCHITECTURE Height Antenna spire 323 m (1,060 ft)Form inspired by Roof 275 m (902 ft)• Sydney Olympics Torch ( 2000 ) Technical details• Sydney Opera House Floor count 80
BUILDING MATERIAL• 18,926 panes of glass weighing 311 tonnes• 9,500 tonnes of reinforcing steel plus 250 tonnes of steel in the roof spire and crown• 34,500 square metres of curtain wall glazing• 1,000 kilometres of electrical cable were used throughout the building• 2,500 people contributed to the on-site construction of Q1
SPIREThe world’s tallest building spire, at 97.7 metres and weighing 110 tonnes
TECHNOLOGYThe spire, a purpose-built lightning rod, is designed to draw lightning away fromthe structure and down to dissipate the voltage.During recent Queensland storms, the spire was hit eight times by lightning bolts.
CONCRETE• The key design criteria for the Q1 tower’s concrete requirements was to provide an innovative concrete solution to ensure the concrete could be pumped to great heights.• 61,000 cubic meters of concrete used in the entire process.