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Récord: 323 m
Localización: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Descripción:El Q1 Tower (Queensland Number One) es un rascacielos situado en Gold Coast, Australia. Con sus 323 metros y 80 plantas es el edificio residencial más alto del mundo, habiendo superado al 21st Century Tower de Dubái y es el rascacielos más alto de todo el Hemisferio Sur, seguido por la Gran Torre Santiago de 300m en Santiago de Chile. Fue diseñado por Atelier y su forma estuvo inspirada por la antorcha de los Juegos Olímpicos de Sídney 2000 y por la Sydney Opera House. Su gran diseño le llevó a ganar el Emporis Skyscraper Award en 2005, superando al Turning Torso, en Suecia. Un observatorio en la planta 77 lo convierte el el único rascacielos con un observatorio sólo hacia la playa.
Q1 (meaning Queensland Number One) is a skyscraper located in Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast. It lost its title as the world's tallest residential tower to the 348 metre building The Marina Torch in Dubai on 29 April 2011. As of May 2012, it is the fifth tallest such building. Q1 is the tallest building in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere when measured to the top of its spire (second tallest building behind Eureka Tower in Melbourne, when measured to roof and highest habitable floor) and the second-tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, behind Auckland's Sky Tower. It opened in November 2005.
The landmark building was recognised as one of Queensland's icons during the state's 150th birthday celebrations. Q1 has been identified as a potential terrorism target for the region. For a short period of time, an apartment in the building, which was bought for A$9 million by a Japanese restaurateur, was the most expensive ever paid for in Queensland.
At 322.5 m (1,058 ft) and with a roof height of 275 m (902 ft), Q1 qualifies as the world's third[dated info] tallest all-residential building when measured to the top of its structural point (spire), but is ranked lower behind buildings including The Torch at 348 metres in Dubai and Melbourne's Eureka Tower (roof height of 297.28 metres (975.3 ft)) when measured to its roof height and highest inhabitable floor. However, according to the ranking system developed by the US-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the main criterion by which buildings are ranked is the height of the top of the spire, qualifying Q1 as the taller.
When completed, Q1 overtook the 21st Century Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to become the world's tallest residential tower. It is as of December 2011 in the top 50 tallest buildings in the world when measured to its structural point, dwarfing the Gold Coast skyline with the closest buildings to Q1's height being the 220 m (720 ft) North Tower of Circle on Cavill and the under construction 250 m (820 ft) Soul building.
Design and construction
Q1 Tower was designed by Atelier SDG, and its form was inspired by the Sydney 2000 Olympic torch and the Sydney Opera House. The name was given in honour of members of Australia’s Olympic sculling team of the 1920s – Q1.
The design of the podium, retail ground plane, entry foyer and canopy was by Innovarchi (directors Ken McBryde and Stephanie Smith). The concept was based on studies of wind, movement and tension in which a series of ribbons wrap concentrically around the tower form and hover above the entry plaza area providing cover and shading. The tension in the movement and free form are expressed by the gradual twisting of the aluminium-clad ribbons as they move around the building. The result is an open-air galleria-like shopping precinct under the glazed ribbon structure and a curved retail facade to the street edges.
The project was developed by The Sunland Group and built by Sunland Constructions. The building was the Silver Award winner of the 2005 Emporis Skyscraper Award, coming in second to Turning Torso in Sweden.
The building is supported by 26 piles, each two metres in diameter, that extend 40 metres into the ground passing through up to four metres of solid rock. Q1 contains one, two and three bedroom apartments. Building facilities include two lagoon swimming pools, a lap pool, gymnasium, small theatre, a ballroom and a spa centre.
An application to construct a walkway around the outside of level 78 was lodged with the Gold Coast City Council in mid 2010.
Web recomendada: http://www.q1.com.au/
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