Balmoral Water Reservoir
With our assistance, our client successfully tendered for this redundant structure being sold by the Brisbane City Council. The water reservoir occupied a prominent hilltop on the east side and was larger than most houses, being almost 12m high and having a 22m internal diameter. As demolition and removal costs were prohibitive, the project suited an adaptive reuse approach.
A ring of habitable rooms was suspended inside the structure towards its top and openings were cut into the concrete walls for windows and internal balconies, as well as for car access and for the front door. The new structure added was steel framed and clad in galvanised corrugated steel.
The project has resulted in a delightful suite of rooms overlooking a covered internal courtyard space and a north facing deck between the kitchen and bedrooms.
RAIA Commendation 1996
RAIA Recycling Award 1996
RAIA/Sunday Mail People’s Choice 1996
More Heritage, Residential: Houses Projects
Back to Home