South Brisbane's in demand Akin apartments almost all gone

Soaring 30-storeys above one of Brisbane’s most sought-after precincts, the Merivale Street site straddles the urban environment of West End and the artistic, educational and commercial hub of South Bank.

South Brisbane's in demand Akin apartments almost all gone
The Akin tower on Merivale Street. Image supplied

With its cascading entrance, soaring lines and integrated greenery, Akin makes a striking addition to the South Brisbane streetscape.

Soaring 30-storeys above one of Brisbane’s most sought-after precincts, the Merivale Street site straddles the urban environment of West End and the artistic, educational and commercial hub of South Bank.

Designed by DBI Architects, Akin offers a diverse selection of one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments, along with sub penthouses and penthouses boasting world-class design with intuitively integrated smart home functionality.

Five-star amenities like the resident’s lobby, business hub, rooftop terrace, gym, resort pool, wellness centre and outdoor dining all help to create a sense of resort-style living within the residences.

Tallis Property Group noted the location of the development as the main influence on the outcome of the building artwork.

“The nexus between old and new, residential and commercial, work and play. In other words, the linking of contrasts," the team suggest.

“The result has evolved out of a process of collaboration with the architect and understanding how the building is to engage with the resident and the pedestrian alike.”

The developers said the scale of the building was integral to achieving their vision and creating an iconic building in Brisbane's South. 

“Key to the work are the street level finishes, which, through tactility, richness of colour and sculptural materiality, activates the artwork, and kerbside on a pedestrian level. This materiality welcomes and encourages viewer investigation and involvement with the work.”

The street facade is an abstract landscape of contrasting shapes and undulations, utilising the light filtering through from day-to-day to add to the grandeur of the build. Concrete facades give the form a raw quality, while the introduction of greenery illustrates a contrast, furthermore, presenting the vision of the developers.

To the right of the main building, moss green tiles of a human scale create a textured wall, while also delineating the main built form. On the eastern side of the residential building the moss green tiles continue, where a third scale is introduced for a third artwork opportunity.

Five configurations of two, three and four-bedroom residences are still available in the development, with the Sky-Home stage of the project released at the start of the year.

Construction is expected to be completed on the project by 2023.

Apartments in Akin South Brisbane - 35-39 Merivale Street, South Brisbane

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Alison Warters

Alison Warters

Alison Warters is a property journalist for Urban, based in Sydney. Alison is especially interested in the evolution of the New Build/Development space, when it comes to design innovation and sustainability.

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