Luxury Elizabeth Quay apartments boast never-before-seen technology
2 Apr 2019
The newest addition to Perth’s skyline will feature automatic windows that can read wind conditions and calculate when to close themselves.
Developers of the Towers at Elizabeth Quay say it’s never-before seen technology.
The 275 apartment Towers, which sits next to the Ritz Carlton, are weeks away from opening.
“We didn’t want to do external balconies, Perth’s a windy city and Elizabeth Quay’s a windy location,” Dan Sweet, State Manager of Far East Consortium, said.
“So we said we wanted to put the balcony behind glass.”
The windows are motorised and automatically respond to high winds, a feature that is designed and built specifically for the building.
A built-in weather station on the roof means that if weather conditions change after residents leave home the windows will automatically close themselves.
Mr Sweet said it’s one of the apartment block’s many selling points.
“Leave, go out for dinner and if there is rainfall, storms or high wind that window will automatically shut for them while they’re out,” he said.
Perth property prices have dived 17.8 per cent in almost five years, however a three bedroom apartment in the Towers will set you back $2.5 million.
“We haven’t discounted any apartments, there’s no incentives, no rebates, it’s the price is the price and if you want to live here you pay it,” Mr Sweet said.
“Luxury apartments such as this will often attract a price premium so they’re exempt from broader trends for apartments.”
Much of Elizabeth Quay remains a blank canvas – in total, five skyscraper lots are still sitting empty.
One is for sale, two are in negotiation and another two have been sold, but there’s still no sign of construction.
There’s hope that Towers residents will inject new life into the water front precinct.