Sunland Moves on from ‘Champagne Flute’ Mishap with New Project for the Site

After losing the battle over their proposed “champagne flute” skyscrapers in the former ABC Toowong headquarters, Sunland has moved on and is currently planning a new project for the site.

It can be recalled that they became controversial in 2018 after the Grace on Coronation development also known as “champagne flutes” skyscrapers by Zaha Hadid Architects received criticisms due to “lack of sensitivity to the geography and context of the site.”

The new project, which is in its early planning stage, is expected to adhere to the 15 storey limit. The initial project would have been 27 storeys, greater than what’s outlined in the planning scheme. The developers dumped the structure in December following the rejection from the Planning and Environment Court in September 2018.

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According to the company’s managing director Sahba Abedian, they are in the process of preparing the new development application for the project.

“We are now directing every effort to conceive a new architectural outcome that celebrates the unique riverfront site,” Abedian said.

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Abedian, who assures the project will contribute to “Brisbane’s coming of age as a true international city” said that no further details will be available until a new development application is lodged.

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For updates on the new project, follow the Sunland Group website and Facebook page.