Manassa Property Group
Surfers Paradise, Queensland
River Terrace is a 29 story residential tower situated in a landscaped environment adjacent to the Nerang River at the southern entrance to Surfers Paradise. A total of 197 apartments in a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms are contained in the tower, which includes 2 large penthouses on the top floor. Four 3 storey townhouses and a café define the street frontage at the northern edge of the site. In plan the tower comprises two bent linear forms which embrace a central core. These angled forms reflect the curvature of the river to the south and west of the site. The slenderness and tallness of the building is accentuated by the pairing of the interlocking vertical elements, separated by a tall narrow gap at each end which allows natural light and ventilation into the centre of the building. The design utilises a minimalist architectural language of white cantilevered slabs and blade walls with green glass. Almost the entire west elevation is screened by operable aluminium louvers for sun control.