05 Dec 22

80 Collins Street wins Best Mixed-Use Building at World Architecture Festival

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Woods Bagot’s longest-running project, 80 Collins in Melbourne, has won Best Mixed-Use Building at the World Architecture Festival.

Within the studio since 2006, 80 Collins is the first mixed-use city block introduced to the top-end of Collins Street in over two decades. The four-part project includes a new commercial tower, a hotel, an existing commercial tower renovation, and a sweeping podium base that links the entire block.

“It felt so good to take something we have been working on for so long and finally bring it to stage and share with our peers,” said Principal Peter Miglis who presented the project to WAF alongside Jan Schellhoff of UNStudio.

In their commendation the WAF jury recognised 80 Collins’ “brilliant” grain of public space and used the metaphor of a tree to describe the project: the vibrant ground plane as the roots, feeding up and supporting the towers.

Congratulations to the Woods Bagot project team led by Hazel Porter and Peter Miglis and our collaborators: QIC Real Estate, Dexus, UNStudio, Patrick Jouin iD – Jouin Manku, Seventhwave, Universal Design Studio, Multiplex, Duo Projects, Lovell Chen.

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This new mixed-use precinct revives this crook of the city with its sustainability and performance in a four-part project made up of a new commercial tower, boutique hotel, renovations to the existing commercial tower, and a podium base linking the entire block.

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