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Utopia Space, Fortitude Valley, QLD

Enjoy the latest in sophisticated inner city living in this new development in the heart of Brisbane’s lively entertainment precinct.

From completely enclosable balconies to the sophisticated roof top entertainment area, the creators of the Utopia Space have taken inner city living to new heights in this recently completed development. With a name that means a place of “ideal perfection”, Utopia is an appealing oasis in the heart of the Brisbane’s bustling dining and entertainment district.

Located in Fortitude Valley, close to Brisbane’s CBD, the 26 storey development consists of retail and commercial premises on the lower levels, with 300 one, two and three bedroom apartments on the upper levels. As well as a rooftop cinema, there are outdoor dining facilities, a swimming pool, sauna, spa and other communal relaxation areas.

On the inside each apartment features a fully enclosable balcony accessed from the indoor living spaces through Alspec Hawkesbury Commercial Multi-Fold doors and Altitude Apartment Sliding doors. Developed and proven in the commercial environment, Hawkesbury Multi-Fold Doors stack neatly to one side when opened to enable the balcony to be completely integrated with the indoor area. The top-hung doors operate smoothly via concealed tracks and easily span the floor to ceiling heights. Meanwhile Altitude Sliding doors have been used across the balcony exterior openings as well as to provide balcony access from the master bedroom. These doors are a high performance, all-weather product ideal for the high-rise environment.

On the outside the building façade utilises Alspec Hunter Evo 150 mm Acoustic Framing, Hunter Evo Single Flush Glazed Framing and ecoWALL 225. With the development’s location in the busy Fortitude Valley area, the Hunter Evo 150mm Acoustic Framing’s sound reduction properties will help protect the apartments from neighbourhood noise. Featuring dual 19mm glazing pockets with a 100mm airspace, the Hunter Evo Acoustic Frame integrates seamlessly with the Hunter Evo single flush glazed framing which was also utilised for the build. For the higher-ceiling foyer and retail areas, the reinforced ecoWALL 225 framing system was utilised, drawing on its superior structural integrity to enable it to span oversized ceiling heights without the need for additional steel framing.

For access to the retail and commercial areas on the lower levels, Alspec ProGlide High Performance Sliding Doors and Swan Evo 45mm Commercial Door were utilised. Both products benefit from robust commercial grade construction which ensures they will deliver the enduring performance required in these high-use environments.

Project Name: Utopia Space
Project Address: 273-289 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006
Architect: Kowalski Architect
Builder: Hutchinson Builders
Fabricator: Queensland Façade Systems
Applied Finish: Zeus Dark Grey

Alspec Products Used:
Altitude® Apartment Sliding Door
ProGlide® High Performance Sliding Door
Hawkesbury® Commercial Multi-Fold Door
ecoWALL 225
Hunter Evo 101.6mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
Hunter Evo 150mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
Hunter Evo 150mm Acoustic Framing