Developers of The Marc apartment project at Kangaroo Point have appointed an award-winning Australian artist to put the 'finishing touches' on its urban inspired development, ahead of its completion later this month.
The eight level project, developed by joint venture partners - Artaria Developments and CHAD, consists of 69 contemporary apartments and is 80 percent sold with sales totalling $30 million.
Featuring one and two bedroom apartments priced from $475,000, The Marc was carefully crafted for the design and lifestyle savvy.
"Our vision for The Marc is to create a vibrant and urban atmosphere and we wanted to step outside the square when it came to style and design, especially when residents first enter the building," joint development partner Anthony Conomos said.
"We have commissioned Brisbane-based artist, Nameer Davis, to commence work on a contemporary mural in the foyer that will be completed in time to welcome the first residents at the end of April.
"The artwork will span across three walls and offer that 'uber cool' factor when residents enter The Marc. There will be two large 'mouths' that represent the ends of the Story Bridge and, within it, over 1,200 hand painted people.
"Nameer has really captured the essence of The Marc, which we have carefully designed to maximise its position on a prime site in Kangaroo Point - with views of the river, CBD and towards Moreton Bay," he said.
Mr Conomos said The Marc was extremely popular with urban professionals and young couples working in the city, students attending nearby universities or colleges, as well as investors.
"The generous sized apartments feature stylish kitchens, open living spaces and spacious balconies to make the most of the Queensland weather," he said.
"Being located less than two kilometres across the river from the CBD, close to tertiary education, coffee shops and restaurants, the project has been very popular with both owner-occupiers and investors."Nameer Davis said he was excited to get to work on his first residential property project.
"I've been in the art industry for almost 40 years across a range of industries and I'm thrilled to commence work on The Marc. It's great to see a developer step outside the square and really showcase a project's urban persona through art," he said.
"The mural blurs the lines between architecture and art and reflects the project's chic design and its natural and built environment.
"The three walls together will form a tableau, in which the change of scale serves to shift focus and engage with the architecture of the lobby as a gallery, and as a space to move through.
"I've drawn my inspiration from the physical environment surrounding The Marc Apartments. The repetitive lines of a large crowd flow between two gently toned arching mouths and together, they represent extensions of energy."The Marc is located at 616 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, and is due for completion at the end of the month.