Introduction video to UNStudio’s architectural winning design for the Southbank by Beulah project in Melbourne. For this project they teamed up with Cox Architecture, Melbourne.
Set to become Australia’s tallest building to date, Green Spine will be a stunning cantilevered structure composed of two towers, both with a twisting geometric glass façade and terracing.
Conceived as a conceptual extension of the Southbank Boulevard, the Green Spine will be home to a vertical city of green spaces with a strong focus on culture and public spaces, paying homage to Melbourne’s diverse population. Reaching 356.20m high, the residential tower will be crowned by the Future Botanic Garden, a stunning publicly accessible garden in the sky.
This multifaceted spine is created by the splitting open of the potential single mass at its core, thereby forming two separate high rise structures and causing them to reveal the almost geological strata of their core layers as they rise above a light-filled canyon. As a result of this design intervention, the towers that result on either side can enjoy porous city views and vastly improved contextual links. The orientation of the Green Spine enables an extension of the public realm on the podium, the continuation of green onto the towers and facilitates orientation to the CBD and the Botanical Garden at the top of the towers….
Read the full article here, which includes the other designs by some of the world’s leading architects: UNStudio Beats World Class Competition to Design Australia’s Tallest Skyscraper
Video courtesy of UNStudio