ADVERTISEMENT Top 10 Posts of 2014


Here is a recap of's most popular posts for 2014. From interior design to residential developments, these posts tell a tale of what was popular in 2014 within the built environment industry.
1. 8 Australian Interior Designers To Watch in 2014

The Urban Developers most popular article of 2014 was a compilation of upcoming Australian Interior Designers. We thought Melbourne based Hecker Guthrie deserved the top spot in this list of promising designers. View the article to see if you agree with the placing’s.
2. China’s Starryland To Revitalise Parramatta

Coming in second is the news about China’s $550 million investment in Parramatta. According to Starryland Director Mr Hao Liu, Parramatta was selected owing to its established cosmopolitan lifestyle and its promising potential. Read more about the exciting development from the original link above.

Promenade3. Sunland Unveils Three Tower Residential Development For Toowong

Here we look at the $420 million residential tower project named Grace on Coronation to be built at the old ABC studios in Toowong. Award winning architect Dame Zaha Hadid designed the development which will boast 486 apartments.
4. 7 First Impressions Of Brisbane’s New City Plan

In this article, leading planning and design firm Place Design Group provided their seven first impressions of the revised Brisbane City Plan. The impressions were generally favourable and the firm expressed content with the Council taking feedback on board.
5. Vertical Gardens: A Look Into Six Of The World’s Best Green Walls

This article explores some of the most the world’s most fascinating vertical gardens including One Central Park in Sydney. While vertical gardens are not new, they are currently in high demand owing to cities becoming denser. See which designs we thought were the most outstanding.

Green wall6. Tom Dooley Developments Secures Gasworks Site in $16.5 m Deal

In one of our earlier articles, we looked at the $16.5 million mixed-use development site in Brisbane purchased by Tom Dooley Developments. The development will boast 25-storeys with a range of apartments of high quality being offered. The development is conveniently located near Brisbane’s CBD.
7. Gurner ™ Secures Approval For $600m FV Project in Fortitude Valley

In June we learnt that Melbourne-based developer Gurner was moving ahead with plans to develop its landmark FV project in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The project cost $600 million and offers 900 apartments, a 90 room 4.5 star hotel and other luxurious facilities. Constructed will begin next year and be complete by 2017.

FV8. Developer Q&A: Tim Gurner, Gurner ™

The Urban Developer was able to hold a Q&A with Gurner founder Tim Gurner. The interview provided some interesting insight into the motivation for entering the development industry. He spoke about why he chose Brisbane for his FV hyped project and details his inspiration for the development.
9. Sekisui House to Launch Australia’s Largest Master Planned Community

Ripley Valley in Queensland’s first residential community is planned to be built over the next 15 years by Japanese developer Sekisui House.

This article looks at the features of the upcoming community.
10. Four of the World’s Most Innovative Modular Construction Projects
Coming it tenth spot is an exploration of four of the world’s most innovative modular construction projects. Modular construction dates back to the 1800s and is a process where multiple modules are constructed at an offsite factory and later transported to the primary construction site to be assembled. This method has many advantages and is becoming a prominent sector in the construction industry.

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