As part of the client’s overall masterplan, this 34-story building is the third and largest of the three-part business precinct. The design responds to complex cost and planning challenges, transcending them with a contextualized form and materiality. The tower’s curvilinear exterior was inspired by the arc of a nearby road running through the development and will be encased in a simple, glazed façade to allow for views of the nearby Port Philip Bay. Aiming for Australia’s highest international standards for wellness and sustainability, Melbourne Quarter will focus on reducing energy and water consumption, waste management and indoor environment quality. It is expected to obtain a 6 Star Green Star rating.
Daylight will spill into the development’s public spaces that will include retail spread across the 5,000-square meter ground level podium. A Wellness Hub will also be be integrated, which will be comprised of childcare and allied health services and co-working spaces. The tower will also include 7,000 square meters of technology-enabled green spaces and parks, as well as a Sky Park on the roof.
A series of laneways will provide a direct link between two of Melbourne’s most iconic streets—Flinders and Collins—and connect the precinct’s residential, commercial and retail amenities.
Once complete, the project will include 140,000 square meters of commercial space for over 14,000 employees.