Brisbane Facts

Population 2,189,878 (2013)
Area 5,950 km² • 2,297 mi²
150m+ Buildings 14 Completed3 Under Constr.
Tallest Building 1 William Street (260 m)
Global Ranking #64 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #3 in Oceania by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #3 in Australia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Central Plaza One (1988)
Average Building Age 9 years
Most Common Function Office, 59%
Most Common Material Concrete, 88%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Brisbane Skytower 2018 270 m
2   The One 2018 264 m
3   1 William Street 2016 260 m
4   Infinity 2014 249 m
5   Soleil 2012 243 m
6   Aurora 2006 207 m
7   Riparian Plaza 2005 200 m
8   One One One Eagle Street 2012 195 m
9   300 George Street 2018 182 m
10   Central Plaza One 1988 174 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   No. 1 Brisbane - 274 m
2   No. 1 Brisbane [Clone] - 274 m
3   30 Albert Street - 271 m
4   240 Margaret Street - 270 m
5   25 Mary Street - 266 m
6   171 Edward Street - 265 m
7   Queen's Wharf Tower 4 - 200 m
8   195-199 Elizabeth Street - 196 m
9   443 Queen Street - 185 m
10   Queen's Wharf Tower 5 - 180 m
1   No. 1 Brisbane - 274 m
2   No. 1 Brisbane [Clone] - 274 m
3   30 Albert Street - 271 m
4   Brisbane Skytower 2018 270 m
5   240 Margaret Street - 270 m
6   25 Mary Street - 266 m
7   171 Edward Street - 265 m
8   The One 2018 264 m
9   1 William Street 2016 260 m
10   Infinity 2014 249 m
  Completed   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH 2017 Sydney Conference
30 Oct-3 Nov 2017 – Conference

CTBUH UH/UD 2017 Global Walking Tour
14 Jun-7 Jul 2017 – Event Invite

Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017 – CTBUH Research

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CTBUH 2017 Sydney Conference
30 Oct-3 Nov 2017, Sydney – Conference
We have a responsibility to ensure that permanent urban structures engender a future-oriented urban response to the greatest challenges of our time.
Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study, entitled "Tall Timber: A Global Audit."
CTBUH Queensland Infrastructure Seminar Two: Herston Quarter
25 May 2017, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Australia’s Brisbane Committee held the second of its breakfast seminars on Queensland Infrastructure, with a particular focus on the Herston Quarter.
CTBUH Queensland Infrastructure Seminar: Anna Meares Velodrome
16 Mar 2017, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Brisbane Committee held a breakfast seminar discussing infrastructure in Queensland, with a particular focus on the new Anna Mears Velodrome.
The Brisbane 2016 Summer Seminar: Design of Tall Buildings
24 Nov 2016, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Brisbane held their 2016 Summer Seminar in conjunction with the ASCE. The topic of discussion was "Design of Tall Buildings."
CTBUH 'UH'PDATE October 2016
4 Oct 2016, Toronto – CTBUH News
The fourth issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE provides information on some of the early events and studies of the Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee.
Global Twilight Walking Tours
25 Aug 2016, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH UH/UD Committee organized its third annual Global Walking Tours in 13 cities around the world, examining public spaces in a twilight setting.
The Changing Face of Brisbane: Seminar Three
28 Jul 2016, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held a particular focus on Brisbane Skytower, currently under construction, during their third breakfast seminar.
The Changing Face of Brisbane: Seminar Two
26 May 2016, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Australia’s Brisbane Committee held the second of its breakfast seminars. This discussion on “The Changing Face of Brisbane" focused on 443 Queen Street.
The Changing Face of Brisbane - 180 Ann Street
3 Apr 2016, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the first of its breakfast seminars to discuss the Changing Face of Brisbane, with a particular focus on 180 Ann Street.
Urban Regeneration – Flatiron Building, Brisbane
12 Nov 2015, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the fourth of its Urban Regeneration Breakfast Seminars on November 12, 2015.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
How are Cities Responding to Urbanism?
1 Sep 2015, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Australia held its first national symposium in Brisbane entitled “How are Cities Responding to Urbanism?” where both local and international speakers presented.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
Emerging Technologies Breakfast Seminar
16 Nov 2014, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Australia Chapter's Brisbane Committee hosted the fifth and last breakfast seminar for 2014, continuing the series theme of ”Emerging Technologies.”
Should Fire Safety Limit Timber Building Height?
24 Jul 2014, Brisbane – Event Report
The Brisbane Committee held the 3rd of its Emerging Technologies Breakfast Seminars with José L. Torero presenting on “Should Fire Safety Limit Timber Building Height?”
CTBUH Australia Hosts Emerging Tech Breakfast in Brisbane
5 Mar 2014, Brisbane – Event Report
The first Emerging Technologies Breakfast Seminar" of the CTBUH Australia Chapter, Brisbane Committee, was attended by more than 150 people.
Creating Urban Places: Flinders Street Station Competition
14 Nov 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
The final seminar of 2013 series "Creating Urban Places" focused on the HASSELL + Herzog & De Meuron winning scheme for the Flinders Street Station design competition.
Creating Urban Places: The RNA Development
11 Sep 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
The RNA has been the custodian of the Showgrounds for over 130 years, and this year holds its 136th Ekka at the site.
Smart is the New Green
24 Jul 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
Dr. Tim Williams, Arup and Committee for Sydney, discusses how cities by unlocking technologies can create opportunities for new sustainable modes of living and working.
Urban Places: Gold Coast: Form Versus Sprawl
5 Jun 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
The spectacular urban profile of the Gold Coast's most concentrated surf-side moments is among the most distinct and idiosyncratic features of this city-region.
Urban Places: Queensland's Latest Public Hospitals
23 Apr 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
The two speakers will provide insight into the challenges of creating functional and memorable public space within the next generation of Queensland's Public Hospitals.
Building Tours Accompanying Meetings with ACTBUH
9-15 Nov 2008, Brisbane – Tour Report
During his week in Australia Executive Director Antony Wood had a chance to visit many of the tall buildings, including Riverside Center, Aurora Place, and Governor Philip Tower.
Green or Grey - The Aesthetics of Tall Building Sustainability
9-15 Nov 2008, Brisbane – Event Report
Antony Wood, Executive Director of CTBUH, reports on his visit to Australia after a week of seminars and meetings.

Global News

Brisbane Government Launches Tower Project
21 Dec 2012 – The Queensland Government has confirmed that Cbus…

Videos

CTBUH Brisbane: Herston Quarter: Intro
25 May 2017 – John Flynn, CTBUH Australia Brisbane Committee Chair

CTBUH Brisbane: Herston Quarter: Davies & Lloyd
25 May 2017 – Adam Davies, HASSELL; Kevin Lloyd, HASSELL

CTBUH Brisbane: Anna Meares Velodrome: Intro
16 Mar 2017 – John Flynn, Conrad Gargett Architects

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CTBUH Brisbane: Herston Quarter: Intro
25 May 2017 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; John Flynn, CTBUH Australia Brisbane Committee Chair
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the second of its breakfast seminars on Queensland Infrastructure, with a particular focus on the Herston Quarter.
CTBUH Brisbane: Herston Quarter: Davies & Lloyd
25 May 2017 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Adam Davies, HASSELL; Kevin Lloyd, HASSELL
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the second of its breakfast seminars on Queensland Infrastructure, with a particular focus on the Herston Quarter.
CTBUH Brisbane: Anna Meares Velodrome: Intro
16 Mar 2017 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; John Flynn, Conrad Gargett Architects
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the first event of its 2017 breakfast seminar series on Thursday March 16. The topic of discussion was Queensland…
CTBUH Brisbane: Anna Meares Velodrome: Leese & Hall
16 Mar 2017 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Alex Leese, Cox Architects; Alistair Hall, Arup
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the first event of its 2017 breakfast seminar series on Thursday March 16. The topic of discussion was Queensland…
Changing Face of Brisbane: Seminar 3
28 Jul 2016 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; John Flynn, Conrad Gargett Architects; Noel Robinson, The NRA Collaborative; Richard Cass, Bonacci Group Pty Ltd; Brandon Kieseker, Inhabit Group; Brett Taylor, Bornhorst & Ward
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held a particular focus on Brisbane Skytower, which was currently under construction, during their third breakfast…
CTBUH Breakfast: Changing Face of Brisbane
3 Mar 2016 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; John Flynn, CTBUH Australia Brisbane Committee Chair; Caroline Stalker, Architectus; Elizabeth Watson Brown, Architectus
Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the second of its breakfast seminars on May 26, 2016. The topic of discussion was “The Changing Face of Brisbane,” with a…
The Impact of Private and Shared Open Space on Liveability in Subtropical Apartment Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology
As the number of tall apartment buildings significantly increases in most cities across the globe, their ability to deliver quality lifestyles for residents becomes an…
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Ken McBryde & Chris Johnson
1 Oct 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Ken McBryde, Hassell; Chris Johnson, Urban Taskforce
Ken McBryde, Hassell, and Chris Johnson, Urban Taskforce Australia, present at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Welcome and Opening Address
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Bruce Wolfe, CTBUH Australia Country Representative
The Welcome and Opening Address by Bruce Wolfe, CTBUH Australia Country Representative, for the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Phil Gardiner & David Waldren
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Phil Gardiner, Irwinconsult; David Waldren, Grocon
Phil Gardiner, Irwinconsult, and David Waldren, Grocon, present at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Ken McBryde & Chris Johnson Q&A
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Ken McBryde, Hassell; Chris Johnson, Urban Taskforce
Ken McBryde, Hassell, and Chris Johnson, Urban Taskforce Australia, answer questions at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Malcolm Middleton & David Brown
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government; David Brown, Sunland Group
Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government, and David Brown, Sunland Group, present at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Malcolm Middleton & David Brown Q&A
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government; David Brown, Sunland Group
Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government, and David Brown, Sunland Group, answer questions at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"…
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Phil Gardiner & David Waldren Q&A
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Phil Gardiner, Irwinconsult; David Waldren, Grocon
Phil Gardiner, Irwinconsult, and David Waldren, Grocon, answer questions at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Ahmad Abdelrazaq
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T, presents at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Carol Willis Part 1
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Carol Wills, The Skyscraper Museum
Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum, presents at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Carol Willis Part 2
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Carol Wills, The Skyscraper Museum
Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum, presents at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Panel Discussion
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Carol Wills, The Skyscraper Museum; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation; Sandra Kajj-O’Grady, University of Queensland; James Tum, Urbis
Craig Gibbons, Carol Willis, Ahmad Adbelrazaq, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, and James Tuma, participate in a panel at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding…
Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Mark Giles, PTW Architects
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Mark Giles, PTW Architects
After an introduction from John Flynn, the Australia Chairman, Mark Giles, a Senior Associate at PTW Architects presents at the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration…
All Things are Not Equal: Responsive Façades for Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot
This presentation explores how data-driven parametric design enables the creation of enclosures that respond to highly specific environmental, behavioral and urban inputs…
ACTBUH Brett Taylor CTBUH Fellow presentation
11 Nov 2011 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; William Maibusch, Country Representative of Qatar
Following the November 11th breakfast meeting of the Australian CTBUH, William Maibusch, CTBUH Trustee and Country Representative of Qatar, updated the audience on the…
Tall, Green and Sub-Tropical
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart
Designed by Bates Smart 111+222 is a mixed-use development in Brisbane consisting of a 36 level 45,000sqm commercial office building, and a 92 level five star hotel and…
Urban Futures: Green or Grey?
11 Nov 2008 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, gives a presentation on the aesthetics of tall buildings and sustainability to the Australian Council on Tall Buildings and Urban…
The Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings
1 Aug 2008 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Andrew Whittaker, University of Buffalo
As part of the CTBUH Seismic Design Working Group World Tour, Andrew Whittaker, co-author of the 'CTBUH Recommendations for the Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings'…

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Research Papers

Beyond the Podium: Urban Spaces for Tall Buildings in a Subtropical City
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront

The Impact of Private and Shared Open Space on Liveability in Subtropical Apartment Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

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Beyond the Podium: Urban Spaces for Tall Buildings in a Subtropical City
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Caroline Stalker, Architectus
The tower and podium form is a widely accepted typology for urban intensification across the globe. However in the subtropics it may not be the ideal device for creating…
The Impact of Private and Shared Open Space on Liveability in Subtropical Apartment Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Rosemary Kennedy, Centre for Subtropical Design; Laurie Buys, Queensland University of Technology
As the number of tall apartment buildings significantly increases in most cities across the globe, their ability to deliver quality lifestyles for residents becomes an…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
The Subtropical Residential Tower: Investigating Sustainable Practices in Tall Buildings
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; Rosemary Kennedy, Centre for Subtropical Design; Shane Thompson, Shane Thompson Architects
This article discusses how outcomes of the charrette take their cue from the city’s subtropical climate and demonstrate how high-density high-rise living can be…

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