Tower in Melbourne CBDCommercial / 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.