8th March 2019
Concrete is being taken over by greenery as developments such as the landmark Ivy and Eve twin towers in South Brisbane reshape inner city exteriors with a living waterfall of greenery.
The lush green exterior of the 476-unit complex on Merivale Street has blossomed in the 12 months since the buildings were completed, adding an impressive new feature to the local streetscape.
An impressive 124 square metre external green wall forms the centrepiece of the development’s façade together with additional green touches on many other levels.
Ivy and Eve is a joint venture between ASX-listed Abacus Property Group, local developer KPG Capital and Singapore’s leading property pioneer CDL. It provides a range of one, two and three-bedroom luxury apartments with stunning views and an unprecedented array of resort-style resident amenities.
Abacus Property Group Development Manager, Bryant Greenberg, said the Ivy and Eve greenery had flourished over the past year to make Ivy and Eve one of the most attractive new developments in inner Brisbane.
"We are delighted with just how much the project’s innovative vertical greenery has grown in such a short period of time," Mr Greenberg said. "Our residents absolutely love the appearance of Ivy and Eve, and also enjoy significant other benefits from this cascading greenery."
Steve Dunn, Design Director from Dunn + Moran Landscape Architects, said additional advantages of green walls included improved air quality, reduced noise through sound baffling and lower inside air temperatures.
"The lower temperatures can reduce air-conditioning costs while such a large addition of plants can improve local air quality by reducing carbon dioxide," Mr Dunn said.
The Ivy and Eve green wall was designed and installed by Fytogreen. It features more than 80 species of plants, including local, indigenous, native and exotic as well as species that are comfortable at high altitude, so they are equipped to deal with cold and wind as well as the vagaries of Queensland weather.
Vertical gardens are generally robust, and each species chosen is hyper-functional – it relies on others to spread the load, creates micro-climates as well as interacting and supporting others on the green wall. Each plant was chosen because if its ability to live and flourish vertically and the green wall functions as a resting space, a food source, a habitat and nesting space.
Ivy and Eve consists of twin 30-storey towers cleverly joined at a podium deck level featuring a suspended luxury pool, heated spa, sun deck, gymnasium, yoga room and exclusive outdoor cinema.
Other resident-only facilities include a beach house, private dining and games room, BBQ areas with pizza oven and a purpose built Japanese-style Teppanyaki bar. A new onsite café has also opened recently.
Ivy and Eve is located with easy walking distance of South Bank, the CBD, West End and Brisbane’s best cultural and entertainment precincts, including the exciting Fish Lane. Public transport, health services and educational institutions are also on the doorstep.
A limited selection of apartments is still available and priced from $399,000. The development is well-located and close to the city’s cultural precinct, the CBD, West End and the Brisbane River.