Ducale eight-storey residential building proposed for Tenerife

Architectural rendering of Ducale, Tenerife

A development application has been submitted by Frank Developments in partnership with Epoca Property Group for an eight storey residential development located at 33 Wyandra Street, Tenerife.

Known as Ducale, the project consists of 26 two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments as well as a rooftop leisure terrace.

The project includes unique two-story apartments, charging stations for electric vehicles and bicycles, as well as a rooftop airstrip for drone deliveries.

The sculptural design, which draws inspiration from the artistic and architectural heritage of the city of Brisbane River, is the work of architecture studio BYculprit and is currently before Brisbane City Council as a minor alteration request.

Frank Developments managing director Frank Licastro said the design has been modified to reduce the number of residences from 37 to 26 in recognition of the transition to family-sized apartments and includes many design features focused on the coming.

Architectural rendering of Ducale, Tenerife
Architectural rendering of Ducale, Tenerife

“We are always looking to future-proof our developments and understand how sustainability, technology and lifestyle will influence our way of life in the years to come,” Mr. Licastro said.

“Drone delivery technology is advancing rapidly and trials are underway in Brisbane, Canberra and elsewhere around the world.

“At Ducale, we have planned a future usable drone landing pad on the roof, separate from the pool and amenities, should residents wish to use it in the future.”

Project overview

  • Site area: 850m2
  • Height: 31.45m
  • Apartments: x6 two-bedroom apartments, x8 two-bed apartments + MPR, x8 three-bed apartments + MPR, x 4 four-bedroom apartments (x26 apartments in total)
  • Elevators: x2 elevators. Elevator to apartment ratio (1:13)
  • Commerce: x1 49.8m2 rental on the ground floor
  • Common space: Rooftop leisure terrace with swimming pool, cabanas, common gym and dining room as well as a barbecue office space.
  • Car park: x60 car parks
  • Bicycle parking: x26 bicycle spaces
  • Developer: Frank & Epoca Property Group
  • Architect: BYculprit
  • Landscaping: Urbis
  • Urban planner: Town Planning Alliance
  • Durability: Greenery on the entire facade. Rooftop solar panels, electric vehicle charging
  • Date of submission: 19/8/2022

Licastro said companies around the world are also embracing the cost and sustainability benefits of electric vehicles, bikes and scooters.

“At Ducale, we provide rooftop solar panels, three charging stations for communal vehicles and five charging stations for electric bicycles and scooters to ensure the building meets a sustainable future,” he said.

“Another trend we have experienced first hand with our Maison à New Farm development is the unmet demand for large family apartments in the inner city suburbs, and supply in Tenerife is particularly low.

“With this in mind, we reduced the number of apartments in the building and created five two-story family apartments with three bedrooms, two living areas and two outdoor entertaining areas.”

Apartment balconies in the pet-friendly building will have the option of using interchangeable, serviced Dog Porch Pots – transportable boxes of fresh grass.

Ducal Recreational Rooftop Terrace
Ducal Recreational Rooftop Terrace

Ducale also includes a mix of two bedroom plus office and two bedroom plus MPR apartments. The penthouse and sub-penthouse both feature four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and large living and dining areas with stunning city and river views.

The three ground floor apartments have two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and their own private plunge pool.

The architectural palette reinterprets the color and textures of Brisbane’s vernacular and the river, fusing Italian heritage with elegant cascading gardens and extensive landscaping to foster a sense of retreat and home.

BYculprit co-founder Luke Henderson said Ducale is a humble and elegant addition to Tenerife, adding a touch of softness through sculpted floor plates, emerald arches and a vibrant landscape.

“Ducale’s slender vertical form sits lightly on the urban streetscape deviating from typical podium-style architecture and establishes a more graceful architectural result,” said Mr. Henderson.



Let us know what you think of this master plan below in the comment box. The development application for this project, available on Brisbane City Council’s Developmenti online platform, is A006068875.

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