Gravity Tower makes history as first completed tower in Fishermans Bend urban renewal precinct
Designed by award-winning firm Plus Architecture, Gravity Tower makes history as the first high-rise residential project completed in Melbourne’s soon to grow Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Precinct.
As the state government prepares to hand down the draft Fishermans Bend Framework, Gravity Tower stands as the first Fishermans Bend tower to start construction, top out, and now reach completion, with residents already calling it home.
“While there is ongoing planning uncertainty around Fishermans Bend, it’s very exciting to be at the forefront of a precinct which will be integral to the future development of Melbourne’s inner city,” said Plus Architecture Director Ian Briggs.
Developed by BlueEarth Group and constructed by Hamilton Marino Builders, Gravity features a striking façade of angled louvres, creating a unique chevron pattern. Not just a visual motif, this innovative design solution acts as a sun shade for the apartments within, without restricting views.
Designed to act as a beacon, the design references the industrial heritage of the area, providing a future gateway to Fishermans Bend.
Set on a narrow site at the top of the Montague Precinct, Gravity was designed with the future rise of the precinct in mind, with the tower set back from Montague Street allowing the rear of the building to abut future developments on the same block.
Gravity features 144 one and two-bedroom apartments, with podium level parking, easy street access to public transport and ground level retail.
Residents also have access to the rooftop dining and communal space, which takes full advantage of the unmatched city and bay views.
Plus Architecture have extensive experience in the area – with several other ongoing projects in the precinct, as well as having designed and delivered the adjacent site to Gravity Tower, MAB’s Industry Business Hub.
Presenting a striking sight from all directions, Gravity Tower heralds big things to come for Fishermans Bend.
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