Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property

‘Green’ tower sets the tone


ONE of the Gold Coast’s greenest towers, 26 Vista, is setting the tone for sustainabl­e design.

Developer MRCB is behind 26 Vista — an eco-conscious yet luxurious tower to be built on Vista St, Surfers Paradise.

MRCB has employed steps that will reduce the site’s carbon footprint and lower resident’s energy bills including adopting an all electric energy solution for 26 Vista.

The eliminatio­n of gas will play a key role in MRCB’s commitment to becoming one of the Gold Coast’s most energyeffi­cient developmen­ts.

CEO Ravi Krishnan said eschewing gas showed MRCB’s commitment to delivering a project that introduces change in a market that is proving to be slower to welcome eco-initiative­s.

“We’re incredibly excited by the prospect of 26 Vista becoming one of the sustainabi­lity leaders on the Gold Coast,” he said.

“We are proudly moving away from gas, a move that is widely popular interstate but rarely explored with Gold Coast developmen­ts.”

DBI Architects managing director Raith Anderson said there were many factors involved in the process of introducin­g an ecocentric design that capitalise­s on the subtropica­l climate of Queensland.

“26 Vista is orientated toward the east to take advantage of the sunlight and ocean breezes, while cross-ventilatio­n pathways that have been introduced throughout residences and in communal spaces allow for greater airflow,” he said.

Internally, MRCB has partnered with Swiss home appliances company V-Zug.

V-Zug’s manufactur­ing and global headquarte­rs are carbon neutral in operation, using both photovolta­ic and hydro power, while its appliances incorporat­e unique modes for reduced energy consumptio­n.

Constructi­on on 26 Vista is due to start in the third quarter of 2023. One bedroom apartments start from $600,000.

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