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Q1 Tower


Q1 Tower
Olympia Tower, Sunland Tower


Structure in General

existing [completed]
curtain wall
light green
tapered roof with spire


residential condominium


  • Q1 boasts the highest swimming pool in Australia (15m x 6m), located in the penthouse on level 74, 217 meters above ground level.
  • Q1 became the tallest self-supported structure in Australia on completion, surpassing the 274-meter Mount Isa Chimney Stack. On the continent only the guyed masts at Omega Base (Sale, VIC) & Tower Zero (Exmouth,WA) are higher. Q1 is the 16th building on the Gold Coast to hold the "tallest title" since the first highrise in 1957.
  • The oval-shaped spire is one of the world's longest at 93.5 meters. It starts at level 77 (230 meters high) and extends 47 meters above the glass fin.
  • Q1 is the tallest all-residential tower in the world.
  • The elevators (by KONE Elevators Pty Ltd) are the fastest in Australia, travelling at 9.0 meters per second (1772 ft/min).
  • The stainless steel spire has internal access and tapers from 1.8 m to .8 m in diameter.
  • Q1 Tower has the same number of apartment levels as Eureka Tower with 74.
  • Powerful arc lights illuminate the spire and are visible from 200 kilometers away.
  • The level 60 skygarden holds a 30 meter high rainforest with an outdoor terrace observatory 180 meters above street level.
  • The spire weighs 110 tonnes and was put up in 8 tonne segments during June and July 2005, reaching full height on July 18.
  • Q1 Tower was the world's first all-residential building to exceed 1,000 feet in height.
  • The 74th floor has the highest external balconies in Australia, 217 meters above ground.
  • The building officially opened on 26 October 2005.

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9 Hamilton Avenue
9 Hamilton Avenue
Gold Coast City

Technical Data

1,058.07 ft
1,058.07 ft
803.81 ft
787.40 ft
711.94 ft
771.00 ft
9.84 ft
9.19 ft
Oct 2005

Involved Companies

MANNTECH Building Maintenance Systems

Sunland Group Ltd.
The Buchan Group

DBI Group
construction company, consultant, developer, elevator supplier, facade engineering, structural engineering, wind surveyor

Features & Amenities

  • Business center is available
  • Exercise facility is available
  • Hospitality room is available
  • Observation floor is available
  • Sauna is available
  • Sundeck is available
  • Swimming pool is available
  • Wintergarden is present
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