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Omega Apartments, Bowen Hills, QLD

These luxury, oversized apartments offer residents the best in up-market urban living plus the bonus of energy efficient design.

Luxury and location combined with energy efficiency credentials are major drawcards for these recently completed apartments near Brisbane’s CBD. Centrally located in the suburb of Bowen Hills, the Omega Apartments bring together high-end designer interiors and a modern urban exterior with the bonus of the best in energy saving design principles.

The 18-level development consists of large one and two bedroom apartments with an enticing range of shared facilities for residents including a panoramic sky garden, infinity pool, fire pit and barbeque area, yoga terrace and a well-equipped gym. It is conveniently located close to retail and commercial activities, as part of the urban village precinct being developed around the Brisbane Showgrounds.

With the growing emphasis on energy efficient construction, architects Cottee Parker designed a building where the apartments are expected to achieve eight stars under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS). The scheme estimates a home’s energy use and provides a rating out of ten, with six being the minimum requirement in most States and Territories. A rating of 8 will deliver residents the dual benefits of a comfortable home environment and reduced energy bills.

The right choice of glazing solutions is a key factor in creating an energy efficient home. For this development windows and doors were selected from across Alspec’s extensive ranges, matching the location and intended use of each space with the appropriate product. Floor to ceiling Altitude Sliding Doors and Carinya Classic Sliding Doors were selected to provide large openings and easy access to the oversize balconies, while Hawkesbury Commercial Multi-Fold Doors were used to enable easy integration of shared indoor-outdoor living spaces.

Meanwhile, Hunter Evo Flush Glazed Framing and McArthur Evo Centre Pocket Framing systems were chosen for their energy efficient credentials as well as for their contribution to the strong lines and modern façade of the building. Murray awning windows, with their thermal, acoustic and insulation properties, were installed with the appropriate safety mechanisms.

Project Name: Omega Apartments
Project Address: 61 Brookes St, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Architect: Cottee Parker
Builder: Hutchinson Builders
Fabricator: Queensland Façade Systems
Applied Finish: Ultriva Ebony Matt

Alspec Products Used:
Altitude® Apartment Sliding Door
Carinya Classic Sliding Window
Hawkesbury® Commercial Multi-Fold Door
Hunter Evo 101.6mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
Hunter Evo 150mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
McArthur 101.6mm Centre Pocket Framing
Awning and Casement Window