Adelaide’s Largest Building – Liberty Towers Holdfast Shores

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Title: Adelaide’s Largest Building – Liberty Towers Holdfast Shores

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Date: 2/13/2011

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The Liberty Towers project was completed in November 2004 in Adelaide, Australia, after a 19 month construction period. Located on the foreshore at Glenelg, the development consists of 258 residential apartments in twelve aboveground storeys, set over a four-storey basement. With a gross floor area of more than 43,170 m2, Liberty Towers is the largest single building in South Australia by floor area. From an economic perspective, the major costs to residential developers are holding costs. Connell Wagner recognised this and focused on ways of reducing these costs, combining innovative construction techniques with smart technical design solutions. The four main innovations/solutions included the ‘top down and up’ construction technique, diaphragm wall construction, the use of precast concrete and a system of raking props back to main column lines (eliminating conventional multi-storey propping/back propping problems).


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