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Date Oct - Dec 2013

Client Aurora Body Corp.

Design partner Arden Architectural Pty Ltd

Consulting engineer Facet Consulting

Design Features
AS1428.1 Compliant


Elegance through understatement.

Aurora Towers Foyer: (2012) 420 Queen Street, Brisbane

After several years of operation, the lack of connectivity from the mezzanine visitor carpark to the ground floor reception was identified by the Aurora Body Corporate as a major problem. We were engaged to design and construct a feature staircase to alleviate the pressure on the building lifts for the single rise access to the foyer.

The brief was, ‘make it look like it was always there’…the result, an elegantly understated beauty.
Borrowing existing accents of Blackheart Sasafras timber and black tile finishes, we created a gently sweeping curved staircase bound by facetted glass and anchored to a raised display plinth on the ground floor. A permanent flower display finishes the styling, this truly is a thing of beauty.

Stringer Construction: Curved mild steel PFC hidden stringers lined with Blackheart Sassafras veneerboard suspended via a cantilevered structural steel landing frame underslung from the existing concrete mezzanine level slab. (P1)

Treads: Lavacode Bluestone Honed tiles over folded steel tread plates and CFC substrates with Latham 734ST “Silver Grey” non-slip nosing strips

Balustrade: Cantilevered 12mm toughened glass balustrade mounted on Arden A50D satin stainless steel patch fittings with custom fabricated curved, continuous 38.1mm CHS stainless steel handrail.