Heritage Lane, 80 Ann

Mirvac with Woods Bagot

Heritage Lanes at 80 Ann Street is a 35-storey, mixed-use commercial and retail development in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. A celebration of old and new, Heritage Lanes embraces its history through the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings and materials, while being one of Australia’s most intelligent and sustainable buildings. The former site of Brisbane’s Fruit and Produce Exchange, which stood until 1914, Heritage Lanes retains the original office building on Turbot Street as part of its new design, but has also transformed the concept of the traditional workplace.

Offering 60,000 square metres of commercial office space, Heritage Lanes is the new home of Suncorp, KPMG Queensland and others. The Heritage Lanes foyer has been elevated to Level One, in a nod to ‘Queenslander’ style homes, to encourage maximum air flow in a humid climate. The lobby ceiling dazzles, made up of digital screens that display designs generated based on wind conditions outside the building. High above on Level 35, a similar digital artwork is located on the largest indoor screen within the southern hemisphere. Visible to the public across the city skyline, the digital screens display patterns based on cloud density and time of day. A soundscape of audio design also complements each instalment. Heritage Market, on the ground plane, follows the energy of the original market sheds and provides a generous covered space complete with bush tucker garden and beehives. With its ‘uniquely Queensland’ feel, Heritage Lanes’ sustainable building design connects effortlessly with nature, creating a new legacy for the local community to enjoy now and for years to come.

Photography by Brett Boardman