Melbourne's tallest residential tower will have 'optically transformative façade'

Using an optically transformative façade and botanical aesthetic, the project seeks to change the landscape of Australia's Victoria state. 

September 02, 2014 |
Renderings courtesy Golden Age Group

Plans for Melbourne's tallest residential tower have been released by Elenberg Fraser Architects. Using an optically transformative façade and botanical aesthetic, the project seeks to change the landscape of Australia's Victoria state, ArchDaily reports

More than half of the condo units in Victoria One have been sold already.  

"This demand highlights the changes in the way Melbournians are approaching living, with more and more locals opting for amenity and location over the traditional quarter-acre house and land package," managing director at development firm Golden Age Group, Jeff Xu, said. 

To address these changing priorities, Victoria One plans to blur the lines between indoors and out.

Standing at 241 meters with 75 levels, the tower will include a 10-level podium with fixed and overflowing planters to give the structure a more natural relationship with the street. The exterior façade will be lined with silver metallic fins to create the impression of movement.

Each of the tower's 629 units will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, winter gardens, and customizable wallpaper, lighting, hardware, and bathroom mirror framing. Amenities will include a pool, spa, gym, lounges, and a club. 

Check out the video below to learn more.

 

 

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