Our cities have a problem. Despite craving it, we’re struggling for green space and architects and engineers have had to get creative – repurposing old infrastructure and slotting parks in where they can.
It’s a pressure that’s given rise to one of the ambitious skyscrapers ever conceived.
Twisting into the sky, Melbourne’s tree-covered STH BNK by Beulah tower is born out of that very real desire for a better connection to nature in our built-up areas.
Making Australia’s new tallest building a reality is far from easy, and the team is dealing with extreme height, tough site conditions, remote working, international media attention and the small matter of successfully growing plants in the sky.
Cast your mind back to 2018 and you might recall an architecture competition in Australia that caused quite a stir.
Australian developer Beulah had acquired a site in the heart of Melbourne’s Southbank and wanted to create a building with a difference – something that stood out among the sea of skyscrapers that had emerged.
Pairing local firms with six of the world’s most famous architects, the competition produced some of the boldest proposals Australia had ever seen and made international headlines.
The world’s first-ever supertall vertical garden is about to be built in Melbourne. See how in our LIVE chat with the expert project team:
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