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Residential Tower in Melbourne by Zaha Hadid
Address: Collins Street with adjacent Francis Street
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Floor count: 54 floors
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Design and construction
Style: Tower, Highrise
Building Uses: Residential, retail, office
Zaha Hadid's Residential Tower in Melbourne
Zaha Hadid plans Melbourne skyscraper
Like the Brisbane and Gold Coast towers, the proposed project, a 54-story mixed-use skyscraper, also employs a sculptural, tapered expression, creating more open space at the base.
Despite the notion that Melbourne is reaching an oversupply of residential housing units, the tower will comprise 420 apartments, 118,000 square feet of retail space, and 60,000 square feet of commercial office space.
“If more residential units are not supplied to meet demand, prices will simply become too expensive,” Zaha Hadid Architects Director Gianluca Racana told Australia’s Financial Review.
Other features of the project include a public ground-level plaza as well as a new north-south laneway connecting Collins Street, where the tower will be located, with adjacent Francis Street.
Due to recent height and density restrictions for the Central Business District set forth by Minister of Planning Richard Wynne, the development of Zaha Hadid’s newest Australian tower was delayed. Plans for the project underwent significant height reduction to comply with the new rules, which have been criticized by developers since they were announced this past September.
Even with the alterations to its design, the project’s plot ratio is still beyond the maximum requirement allowed under the new law. The developer is hoping that the project’s proposed contributions to the public realm, including the public plaza and the new thoroughfare, will prove exceptional when plans are sent to the minister for approval. (via Archpaper)
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