Slender and soaring, Brisbane’s Aurora Tower elegantly reveals the potential of concrete as a construction material. Innovative design solutions and close collaboration between designers and the construction team were the secrets of success for this concrete-framed residential tower on a small mid-city site. The 488-apartment tower’s slim, efficient design, while eminently buildable, benefited greatly from Arup’s advanced analysis and design techniques, many of which were developed specifically for this project. For instance, a sophisticated non-linear analysis was used to optimise the tower’s concrete slabs and to speed up floor construction. Read more