AS­PIRE TO HIGH DE­SIGN

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Art en­thu­si­asts can catch a new sculp­ture that will be on per­ma­nent dis­play at one of Bris­bane’s new­est res­i­den­tial tow­ers.

Con­sol­i­dated Prop­er­ties com­mis­sioned Mel­bourne-based artist Peter Hen­nessey to cre­ate a 12m high sculp­ture for the foyer of their Spire Res­i­dences tower.

Hen­nessey said he cel­e­brated the development’s artis­tic de­sign with the in­stal­la­tion of a four-storey flo­ral vine, which sym­bol­ised the build­ing’s “roots in the past and vi­sion for the fu­ture”.

He said the sculp­ture, Spi­ral Up­lift, was one of his most com­plex works. “It’s a very de­tailed piece of work – I wanted to make it so that ev­ery time peo­ple look at it they see some­thing dif­fer­ent, and the dy­nam­ics of the sculp­ture change de­pend­ing on where it is viewed from,” he said.

“The art­work can be in­ter­preted as a dance be­tween na­ture and mod­ern tech­nol­ogy, and how one does not need to dom­i­nate the other.

“In fact, the com­bi­na­tion of these el­e­ments – or­ganic and built, old and new – is what makes this art­work – and the Spire Res­i­dences build­ing, so unique and vis­ually spec­tac­u­lar.”

Also on dis­play are pho­tog­ra­pher Justin Ni­cholas’s por­traits of the builders in­volved in the project.

De­signed by John War­dle Ar­chi­tects, Spire

Res­i­dences, sits at the north­ern gate­way to Bris­bane’s busi­ness cen­tre, and was named the win­ner of the Res­i­den­tial Ar­chi­tec­ture – Mul­ti­ple Hous­ing at the Queens­land Ar­chi­tec­ture Awards.

The build­ing has only a few apart­ments left for sale priced from $398,000.

The pub­lic can view the sculp­ture from 9am to 5pm, Mon­days to Fri­days.

Con­sol­i­dated Prop­er­ties' Spire Res­i­dences tower in the Bris­bane CBD fea­tures a 12m flo­ral vine sculp­ture (right) by artist Peter Hen­nessey.

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