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The Fabric of Urban Living

Corde Residences is a distinctive new addition to the historic texture of East Brisbane by QM Properties. Designed by leading architects ROTHELOWMAN, this eight-level apartment tower is the epitome of stylish and convenient urban living. Corde is a collection of 60 residences with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom floorplans, with a lushly landscaped private residents recreation deck, pool and ground level of retail.

The development’s Manilla Street location puts everything within reach, including public transport, wide open green spaces, retail and dining. The design of Corde reflects the heritage of the surrounding area by integrating the design of character Brisbane homes and references to the maritime industry and Forsyth’s Rope Works into its design aesthetic.

This rich tapestry of story and history provides a beautiful backdrop for ongoing urban renewal and beckons you to be part of the revival.

Corde Residences Brisbane
Corde Residences Brisbane

Craft and Inspiration

Without a doubt Corde’s most defining architectural feature is the operable bronze metallic screens that adorn the tower’s street and city facing facades. Their arrangement creates an active and ever-changing facade composition. The resulting effect of these profiled perforated screens interlocking and overlapping one another is the appearance of ‘fabric’ to the building; an abstract reference to the patterns and configurations born out of the rope sequencing and thread making process.

The existing streetscape is reinstated and intensified through the creation of a robust brick podium. At closer inspection, the attention to the crafting of each element becomes apparent; at street level, Corde has a finer grain to it and engages at the human scale. As a link to nearby Mowbray Park, Corde seeks to initiate the idea of a continued landscape experience through an abundance of street, podium and rooftop planting that offers a green face back to the street.

The apartment interiors seamlessly continue the articulation of the building exterior. Making reference to rope construction, the design incorporates a harmonious combination of angular forms and weave patterning. A simple palette of materials gives a bold contemporary approach along with a hint of industrial chic composed by the use of bronze metal. White walls and reflective surfaces allow light to penetrate the apartment for a spacious feel, whilst keeping a focus on impressive views.


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An Organic Sense of Presence

Drawing from the heritage of the area and its stories, the architecture of Corde is distinctively imbued with the essence of its historical context. Textural facade elements echo the ropemaker’s craft and provide a striking point of individuality. Curvaceous precast panels reference the sails of river craft and the extensive use of brickwork embeds Corde in its industrial surroundings. The refinement of the design is also seen in vertical greening elements and the organic softness of podium and rooftop plantings, which reflect the subtropical vegetation of East Brisbane’s many open spaces. Fixed and operable shading panels also add to the dynamic nature of the facade and added comfort for residents. The rooftop recreation area’s landscaped outdoor space, pool, movie room, bbq, pizza oven, herb garden and private entertaining room, offers residents a truly unique place to escape and unwind while enjoying panoramic views over the city and river.


Value Proposition

Brisbane is the most affordable capital city along the Australian East Coast as of September 2015. The Brisbane LGA recorded a medium apartment price of $420,000 / $22,855 more affordable than Melbourne and $192,000 more affordable than Sydney.


Rental Returns

Urbis research shows that the high demand for apartments in East Brisbane is delivering a premium on rents of 20.9 percent for one bedroom apartments compared to the Brisbane average, and a 28.6 percent premium for three bedroom dwellings. Rents have also shown a long-term growth trend, with median rents for one bedroom apartments in the area growing by an average of 5.4 percent annually.

Employment and Education

Employment in the immediate East Brisbane and Kangaroo Point vicinity is forecast to grow with 2,083 new jobs created between 2011 and 2031. And the total number of jobs across surrounding areas including the Brisbane CBD, South Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Woolloongabba and Highgate Hill is forecast to grow by 129,747 new jobs between 2011 and 2031.

East Brisbane is also within 15 minutes of University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus with over 35,000 students, 8 minutes from Queensland University of Technology’s Garden Point Campus and 12 minutes from the Kelvin Grove Campus with between them over 45,000 students, 6 minutes from the 3,600 students of Griffith University’s Southbank campus and 2 minutes from Southbank Institute of Technology with its 30,000 students.