Lead architect Libby Watson-Brown and her husband couldn’t resist buying an apartment in a development she helped design — 443 Queen Street.LEAD architect Libby Watson-Brown has bought an apartment in 443 Queen Street because of one main factor.“We’ve designed a home I want to live in,” Ms Watson-Brown said.“There’s plenty of joinery, balconies with room to move and naturally lit and ventilated bathrooms.“It’s an exceptional address, a site that juts out into the river, with views down two reaches and that has made it possible to design homes unlike anything else in Brisbane.”Ms Watson-Brown and her husband have bought an apartment in 443 Queen Street in Brisbane City, being developed by Cbus Property and marketed by CBRE Residential Projects, and is looking forward to relocating from her leafy home in St Lucia. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago443 Queen Street designed to embrace Brisbane’s subtropical climate, while providing pure luxury to its residence.“Downsizing from a house and garden to an apartment doesn’t have to mean letting go of what you love about living in Brisbane so our design establishes a new standard for luxury in the heart of the city,” she said.Designed in a collaboration between Architectus and WOHA the team focused on creating an apartment that embraced subtropical living.The 264 apartments all have river views and natural cross ventilation with gardens on every level contributing to a leafy, airy environment above the city.Designed as a huge hanging garden, perched above the river, the recreation deck provides a range of spaces suitable for socialising or some quiet time, with a yoga terrace, dining terrace, a 25m pool, private terraces, pavilions and cabanas. 443 Queen Street designed to embrace Brisbane’s subtropical climate, while providing pure luxury to its residence.Due for completion in 2020 Ms Watson-Brown said the large recreation deck would be ideal for larger family gatherings or entertaining friends but would also allow residents to get to know their neighbours and be part of a vertical community.“We’re creating the indoor-outdoor spaces, protected from the elements and framed by greenery, that are now much sought-after in contemporary Queensland homes,” she said.Since November the project has had more than $75 million in apartment sales, averaging $1.4 million.
The festival which will commence at the Government College, Maiduguri,is an inaugural competition, and has eight camps, Teacher’s Village, NYSC, CANCentre, Dalori, Gubio, LCC Shuwari and stadium, all within Maiduguri metropoliscompeting for medals. He said: “Some of the youths are idle and because of idleness they areinvolved in crimes. He noted that each of the eight camps have been given sporting equipmentfor table tennis, football, basketball and volley ball. The IDPs from the competing camps will vie for medals in football,volleyball, basketball, table tennis and athletics, among others. The event which kicks off with a football match between Bakasi IDP campand CAN centre IDP camp is expected to end in March. Speaking on the competition, the North-East Coordinator of AfricanMissions Global, Dr. Sesan Akinnawo said it was introduce to fend off youthsfrom idleness and crimes. The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, said the BornoState Government is appreciative of the initiation by African Mission Global. He said the materials can be used even after the competition, revealing that “we already have a sport coordinator ineach of the camps to help them (IDPs) in the various sports. “In order to keep them busy and divert their energies into positive use African Missions Global came upwith encouraging sporting activities and competition.” Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri African Missions Global (AMG) will be organizing a Sport Festival amonginternally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Maiduguri beginning from Tuesday. She commended its foresight and asked that all public spirited corporateand private individuals should come out to assist displaced persons in BornoState.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram