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Southpoint Emporium Hotel - South Brisbane

Monday, August 14, 2017

Project: Southpoint Emporium Hotel - South Brisbane

Builder: Hutchinson Builders

Architect: Jackson Teece

Developer: Anthony John Group

Project description:

South Bank’s last remaining development site – located on Grey Street, between Vulture and Tribune Streets – will soon be one of the largest mixed-use, transport-oriented development (TOD) projects in Queensland and home to Brisbane’s second luxury boutique Emporium Hotel.

Southpoint will also feature beautifully appointed one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments and A-Grade commercial office space. The residential and hotel building will be linked by a ground-level pedestrian plaza that will incorporate convenience shopping, wine bars, cafes and restaurants around heritage-listed Collins Place, as well as an upgraded South Bank train station.

  Altro Australia worked closely with the Builder and subcontractor to help create the upmarket finish required by the developer. Altro's proprietary Euro Jamb shadowline door jamb and Euro Cav Ultima cavity sliding door system were used in conjunction with our new SL95 Euro Skirt system to create a stunning, fuss free shadowline detail with perfectly straight lines. Euro Jamb shadowline door jambs and cavity sliders used along with the SL95 shadowline skirting system is the simplest way to produce that highly sought after shadowline detail with straight lines and less trades and onsite work required.

Australia 108 - Southbank

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Developer:  World Class Land

Builder:  Brookfield Multiplex

Architect:  Fender Katsalidis

Project description:

Australia 108 is a highly sculptural residential tower unlike any other in Australia. Its slender form is highlighted at the Cloud Residences levels by a golden starburst expression and then morphs into a curvaceous profile against the sky. The starburst which contains the resident facilities is inspired by the Commonwealth Star on the Australian flag and is an obvious celebration of the sense of community within the building.

Altro Building Systems have been awarded the contract to supply all cavity sliders and doors to this iconic project. Euro Cav Ultima cavity sliders were voted in by the development, architectural and building team for its durability and innovative carriage system concept developed by Swiss engineers. The Altro Swiss carriage system specially developed for the Euro Cav Ultima cavity sliding door system has a unique installation advantage enabling the door to be installed inside the cavity slider in half the amount of time of any other cavity sliding door system. It is also extremely serviceable due to the door being removed just as easily as the installation process. A soft closing function can also be installed or even retro fitted at a later stage. All flush panel doors are also being supplied to suit, complete with cutouts for concealed carriages and floor guides.


Latrobe Tower - Melbourne

Monday, July 10, 2017

Builder: Hickory Group

Developer:  Longriver Investments

Architect: Rothelowman

Project description:  The Latrobe Tower at 323 Latrobe street Melbourne consists of 205 apartments over 42 levels.


The building aesthetic draws from the rich art and music culture, visibly present in the re-claimed lane ways, south of the subject site. This history of music inspires the resulting facades, establishing rhythm and scale as a backdrop to this valuable precinct. 

Altro Building Systems supplied all custom made Euro Cav Ultima cavity sliders and aluminum glazed doors to all apartments. A strong emphasis was on durability and sustainability and Altro cavity sliders were used due to the full aluminium construction. Transfer of light from from room to room was needed and the Altro Vetro doors were used in conjunction with translucent glass infill panels for the spread of natural light. Altro Vetro aluminium doors have been pre machined in our factory for carriages and and bottom floor guides and are specially designed to fit the Euro cavity sliding door system with the advantage of less labour on site.

Parque Apartments - Melbourne

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Builder: Hickory

Developer: SP Setia

Architect: Fender Katsalidis

Project description:

An upmarket residential development on St Kilda Road comprising 332 luxury apartments, Parque has been designed by Fender Katsalidis architects and features 2 iconic glass towers. The towers are connected by a private outdoor area on Level 8, featuring a 25-metre infinity pool. The level 11 clubhouse has a library, a function room, outdoor terraces and a private dining room and kitchen designed by Shannon Bennett, with expansive views of Melbourne.

Altro Australia Pty Ltd supplied all internal Euro Cav Ultima cavity sliding door systems and doors to all apartments. The Altro DN80-FT concealed zero clearance cavity sliding door carriage was used for minimal clearance between door and ceiling for a crisp architectural finish.



ARC by Crown Apartments - Altro Cavity doors

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Developer: Crown Group

Builder: Hutchinson Builders

Architect: Koichi Takada

Project Description:

Inspired by the masonry character of significant heritage buildings and their characteristic arches, a duality is introduced to the façade, represented by the varied aesthetics of the podium and tower. The through-site link comprises an 8 storey atrium and is designed to enrich and regenerate public amenity in this area of the CBD. The sculptural tower element floats above the podium, shaping the skyline with a gentle and organic form.

Organising a total of 220 Apartments (including 42 serviced apartments) KTAs scheme focuses on a design that enhances both public and residential amenity. A ground plan opens to Kent and Clarence St, with an arcade activated by retail and commercial uses. The apartments on the lower levels are protected by recessed balconies, defining a visual and spatial identity similar to a New York loft.

The design is exciting, innovative and unique and is intended to set a new benchmark for architectural design in the western skyline of Sydney’s CBD. It represents a shared outcome that captures the objectives of the council controls while allowing an imaginatively refined design.

  Altro Australia spent time with the development and architectural teams to provide a solution for cavity sliders that were of a commercial grade strength and with a carriage system that enabled the door to be easily serviced. The Altro Euro Swiss carriage, specifically designed for our cavity sliders was used for its zero clearance and rapid installation and release feature for easy door removal if needed. Altro worked with the architect to custom design our cavity sliders to their requirements. 

Newstead Central Stage 2 & 3 - Brisbane

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Builder: Hutchinson Builders

Developer: Metro Property

Architect:  Cox Rayner

Project description:


Newstead Central Capri consisting of 187 luxury apartments is the only place where 'tranquil living meets inner city sophistication' delivering you an entirely new experience on inner city life.

Designed with pure luxury in mind, its proposed pools, man-made beaches with white glistening sand and water features are guaranteed to impress even the most enthusiastic city dweller. Newstead Central will be the home you never thought you’d have.

Altro Australia Pty Ltd supplied concealed internal sliding doors throughout this project including double and triple overtaking cavity sliding doors and single door leaf Euro Cav Ultima flush cavity sliding doors. Aluminium glazed Vetro doors were also supplied for internal sliding screens.




Fragrance Hotel Hobart - Euro Skirt SL95

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Builder: Hutchinson Builders

Developer: Fragrance Tas-Hobart Pty Ltd

Architect: X Squared

Project description:


Engaged by Singaporean company Fragrance Tas-Hobart Pty Ltd, Xsquared Architects has led the design team for this significant new hotel on a prominent Macquarie Street site in Hobart. The 296 room hotel will be the largest in Tasmania, and incorporates an enclosed roof top swimming pool, gym, meeting rooms, restaurants and retail tenancies.

The project is registered to achieve a 5 star Green Star sustainability rating and a focus from the outset has been to ensure that the building’s lifecycle impacts are considered. From water harvesting to energy efficient mechanical systems the building typifies how sustainable principles can be harmoniously incorporated into a new commercial building.

Altro Australia Pty Ltd worked with X Squared to create a robust skirting system to stand up to a Hotel environment. Euro Skirt SL95 Altro shadowline skirting system was the preferred product due to its strong corrosion resistant aluminium construction.


Arlington Grove - Dulwich Hill

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Builder: Ceerose

Developer: Galileo

Project description:

Arlington Grove offers a selection of beautifully appointed 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments arranged around a series of leafy courtyards and laneways. Every Arlington Grove residence combines breadths of living space and configurations designed to provide the basis for you to create the home that suits you perfectly and reflects your individuality.


Products supplied: Euro Cav Ultima cavity sliding doors with custom shadow-line detail. All Altro cavity sliders supplied were full height to ceiling thanks to our unique zero clearance Swiss carriage system. The Altro cavity sliders complete with reinforced doors were nominated by Ceerose for there quick door install and removal feature. Altro reinforced light weight doors were supplied fully prepared with carriage and guide cut-outs reducing trades on site.



Uptown Apartments - Roseville

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Builder: Icon Co

Developer: Longton Group

Project description: This 220 apartment building was built over 1.37 hectares at 1-31 Victoria Street opposite Roseville college and just a two minute walk from Roseville railway station and an active shopping strip. The Uptown is an exclusive $200-million-plus development of six buildings in individual garden settings. The design is boutique and low rise to blend in with the picturesque suburb that marks the transition from the busier lower North Shore to the much quieter Upper North Shore.

Products supplied: Euro Cav Ultima cavity sliding doors with shadowline finish. Altro cavity sliders were nominated by the door contractor for the custom finish required by the Builder.



Ryde Gardens by Country Garden

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Builder: Watpac 

Developer: Country Garden

Project description:

With a 4000sqm park at its heart and 830 apartments designed by internationally acclaimed architects, Bates Smart, Ryde Garden offers a consummate standard of living.

The practical and the aesthetic are attended to equally. Exquisite and imaginative landscaping substantially increases the advantages of an already stellar location. Locally celebrated national parks and waterways are amplified at your new home through the vast shared park, numerous rooftop spaces and planted podium areas. A large, tree-lined swimming pool and graceful water features further increase the sense of luxury, freedom and choice.

  Products Supplied:  Euro Cav Ultima shadowline finish cavity sliders with DN80-CF heavy duty Ducasse carriage system. Altro Euro Cavity Sliders were chosen by the door contractor for consistent quality, commercial grade durability and short lead times.