Matrix Builders / Niecon Developments
Two sister luxury residential beachfront apartment towers located on the stunning Coolangatta coastline, Reflection Tower 2 won all categories for its type at the Queensland Master Builders Association Awards 2008.
The 2 x 20 storey beachfront mixed-use towers were developed by Niecon Developments and built by Matrix Builders, a project which was made challenging by 2 x 3 level basements on a complex geology with a high water table level.
The site comprised a complex geotechnical profile with high level water table. Driven piles were used to support the fully tanked basement. The hydrostatic basement slab was designed for 45kPa pressure. Two storey high precast basement walls with limited construction time below the ground were used. Extensive use of precast was utilised including most walls and columns and all balconies.
Working closely with Matrix Builders, ADG were able to incorporate precast concrete both in the retention system and in the building’s vertical components to allow the structure to get above ground level very quickly.