Developer Cbus Property has unveiled Melbourne’s newly completed luxury tower at 35 Spring Street.
“35 Spring Street is the first luxury apartment building to be completed in Melbourne in many years and proves there is a market and appetite for well-designed, generous apartment homes,” Cbus Property CEO Adrian Pozzo said.
Neighboring the Old Treasury Building, its design marries with the city’s heritage government buildings while standing as a beacon above the city’s surrounding high-rises.
A double skin wraps around the Bates Smart-design building’s frame in an asymmetric ashlar pattern, providing single, double, and triple sized windows. The rectilinear lines that run both horizontally and vertically control the building’s external appearance as its form evolves from podium to tower, with balconies interspersed.
The Flinders Lane façade loosely takes on the handcrafted, playful characteristics of the street it overlooks, with the building’s skin representing the weft and layering of fabric – a nod to Flinders Lane’s rag trade history.
Entering the lobby via the strongly denoted doorway, a restaurant extends to the right while the residents’ lobby occupies the prime corner space overlooking Spring Street and Flinders Lane.
Grillage frames that encompass the lobby reference the external design, as if dropped into the interior space. A variety of seating provides intimate areas to meet, socialize, or contemplate in front of a striking fireplace that evokes a domestic, cozy atmosphere.
Concrete columns line the lobby’s periphery, anchoring the space and defining its boundary, and the rough formwork texture offsets the heavy columns and provides intricate detail.
Each residence comes with a protected terrace or outdoor room that opens up to the park opposite or the surrounding cityscape. From the interior, the view is framed by the geometrically detailed exterior skin as if an artwork.
Bates Smart Director of Interior Design Jeffry Copolov called the design enduring, highly crafted, profoundly detailed, and sure to stand the test of time: “These residences are designed with integrity and emanate calmness and quality. For too long, apartments were too mean, too small and provided no amenity. 35 Spring Street is a complete departure from this legacy, with the utmost care taken when designing and building the residences.”
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