Developing A Brisbane Icon

We’re thrilled to announce UAP are collaborating on a new development in the heart of Brisbane, set to become a go-to destination for all. The redevelopment of 300 George St by Multiplex will see the construction of a 305-room hotel, 40-level commercial office building and 82-floor residential tower, all of which are wrapped by an art facade designed by Melbourne-based artist Alexander Knox in collaboration with UAP.

Knox’s artwork The Sound that Light Makes, features three columns at the entrance and a podium screen, selected by Multiplex to form the basis of the façade’s design. Using pressed aluminium panels with organically shaped cutouts, the façade uses these three-dimensional surfaces to reflect light in a complex and subtle way, emulating the effect of sunlight on the surface of rippling water.

“The Sound that Light Makes speaks about how we sense and interact with and are influenced by natural forces, even within the highly urbanised setting of central Brisbane” said Knox of the artwork.

Once complete, the work will be 2660m2 and comprised of over 2600 individual aluminium panels, each of which have been laser cut to the artist’s vision and pressed into shape.

Images: Artist’s impression, courtesy the artist. Text by: Clare Christensen