Mosaic lodge East Brisbane apartment plans, with unique Moreton Bay Fig tree design influence

Mosaic had DKO Architiecture put together the creative plans, which saw them incorporate the Moreton Bay Fig trees across the road at Mowbray Park in to their design

Mosaic lodge East Brisbane apartment plans, with unique Moreton Bay Fig tree design influence
The proposed design by DKO. Image credit: DKO Architecture

The renowned South East Queensland apartment developer, Mosaic Property, has lodged plans for its latest Brisbane apartment project.

They'll be developing in EAST BRISBANE, where they've previously had quick-fire sell-out success with The Sinclair, which is to be completed later this year.

The latest project, at 89 Lytton Road, occupies a prime position across the street from Mowbray Park and the Brisbane River. The blue chip 2,563 sqm corner site, currently home to the EAST BRISBANE Shopping Centre, also has street frontages to Northcote Street and Heidelberg Street. Mosaic secured the site mid-last year.

Mosaic had DKO Architiecture put together the creative plans, which saw them incorporate the Moreton Bay Fig trees at Mowbray Park in to their design.

Mosaic lodge East Brisbane apartment plans, with unique Moreton Bay Fig tree design influence

"The main design driver was to reconcile the need to provide shelter and respite from the inner city urban environment, and at the same time, open up to the fantastic views on offer, almost 270 degrees around the site," DKO noted in their submission to the Brisbane City Council.

"We drew lessons from two major landmarks close to the site – the leafy sheltered spaces in Mowbray Park created by the Moreton Bay Fig trees as well as the bricks and verandas from Hanworth House."

The fig tree response saw DKO create a unique design. The columns throughout the tower take on the form of branches, with the structure transferring through the raking sculptured columns at ground then into the basement grid below.

"Metaphorically and literally [the building is] expressing the form of fig trees," DKO note.

Mosaic lodge East Brisbane apartment plans, with unique Moreton Bay Fig tree design influence

There will be 81 apartments across the eight-level building. Mosaic has always positioned itself as a developer for the owner-occupier. They're offering three different configuration types, 33 two-bed apartments, 22 two-bedroom plus multi-purpose room, and 26 three-bedrooms plus multi-purpose rooms.

Residents will have access to the private wellness and gym space on the ground level, located beside two retail tenancies.

There's further private amenity on the rooftop, which will feature a luxury, resort-style pool, day beds, barbecue and dining areas, and extensive landscaping by Wild Studio.

The partially covered rooftop will offer panoramic views of the CBD skyline, Brisbane River, and Mt Cootha. 

Mosaic lodge East Brisbane apartment plans, with unique Moreton Bay Fig tree design influence

Speaking to Urban earlier this year, Mosaic Property boss Brook Monahan said there is huge potential in the Brisbane apartment market, particularly in the owner-occupier space.

"There's just not enough high quality built form for owner occupiers wanting bigger units, and world class amenity, in the five kilometre ring around Brisbane," Monahan said, suggesting there's been a chronic undersupply for that type of buyer since around 2018.

Mosaic is set to launch seven projects to the market this year, spread across Brisbane and the Gold Coast. They have their sights set on Broadbeach, Coolangatta and Bilinga on the GC.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and new developments across the country

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