A local competition assessing the potential and viability of two on a site containing heritage buildings in Fortitude Valley.

Kennigo Street

Developer: RG Property
Date: 2021
Location: Fortitude Valley

A local competition assessing the potential and viability of two on a site containing heritage buildings in Fortitude Valley.

MAS Studio submitted this proposal as part of a local design competition which called for redevelopment proposals for the former site of the Keating Bread Factory. Our proposal evaluated the feasibility of commercial, mixed used and residential development options in terms of yield potential, construction staging and feasibility, and use of existing heritage structures. Retaining these structures through restoration or repurposing enriches the character of the site, adding further value while contributing positively to its urban context. Our scheme presents two towers, of residential and/or commercial designation, hovering above the heritage structures, repurposing a portion of the ground plane to commercial and mixed uses. In doing this, a protected pedestrian laneway connects the two adjacent streets, expanding the pedestrian domain while allowing visitors to experience the heritage buildings in an exciting new way.