2000 Sierra Point
Huntsman's concept for a new mixed-use tower at Sierra Point in Brisbane enhances the existing campus environment by creating a more dramatic grouping of high-rises. The building location establishes a hierarchy between the three adjacent high-rises. The new building's orientation maximizes bay views to the north and southern exposure. Direct western exposure has been minimized to reduce solar heat gain and glare. The north façade incorporates curved tinted vision glazing, opaque glass and metal spandrel panels, and a sweeping facade that extends beyond the building corner to accentuate the curvilinear form. The south façade incorporates pre-cast concrete similar to the existing buildings, recessed horizontal windows and sun shades to provide summer shading.
Thebuilding's base relates to the adjacent parking structures and provides a solid volume upon which the tower is anchored. Parking is integrated into the design as an overall part of the composition, providing a rusticated masonry podium which aesthetically screens the parking structures behind an articulated façade.
The plaza limits vehicular access around the building, but is intended as a continuous paved and landscaped pedestrian area. The glazed enclosure is recessed, and the building is cantilevered above to create a dramatic focal point upon accessing the site and building from the north or when entering along the south edge of the building.
Client Diamond Investment Properties
Location Brisbane, CA
Scope Mixed-Use High-Rise Master Planning
Size 320,000 square feet