Tower in Melbourne CBD

Commercial / Melbourne CBD / Residential

ARCHITECTURE / COMMERCIAL / DESIGNED / RESIDENTIAL / UNBUILT

Melbourne CBD, Australia

Residential area = 41, 314 sqm

Total Apartments = 510

333 Studio Student Accom; area = 7066sqm

Total Height = 288 metres

Number of floors = 93

Client: Higher Futures – (Flagship Property Holdings and Plenary Group)

Status: EOI Submission

A daring collaboration between Plus Architecture, WATPAC, WSP and Robert Bird, Project X seeks to morph and extrude vertically, a symbolic representation of a laneway. Calling on symbolism from the Wurundjeri culture, the building holds organic form influenced by the organic shapes of Manna Gum bark.

The geometric, masonary podium form contrasting a light, sharp and shining tower relates directly to key points of the surrounding streetscape and heritage buildings.

A bustling vertical neighbourhood in the northern extremities of Melbourne’s legal district by day, a landmark beacon of light at night.