Kane’s Queensland team were rewarded for their efforts on Friday night at the Queensland Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards.
The complex Riverside Vertical Village project won the Commercial Building up to $5m category. The project, within the Harry Seidler designed Riverside Centre, consisted of the modification of three existing office floors (5, 6 & 7) to a three storey void with a stunning cantilevered spiral staircase joining the three floors. Large sections of the stone façade were also removed and replaced with two storey glass panels to capitalise on views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. The complex nature of the spiral staircase saw it arrive in sections, and lifted through the scaffold into position. Once the skeletal frame was in place, 48 hours of continual welding was undertaken to join the elements of the staircase together. Architectural finishes were then ready for installation on the staircase.
Other defining details of the project include brass finished continual curved handrail and stair nosings, a perforated coffered ceiling on level 7, together with a curved glass balustrade following the curves of the new levels 6 and 7 slabs. This “unconventional” project was undertaken while the Riverside Centre and surrounding tenancies remained operational. Careful consideration was given to movement of materials into and out of the building, together with noisy works.