The core structure of Melbourne’s under construction skyscraper, Victoria One, has topped out at a height of 246 meters.
Built by Probuild for Golden Age Group and designed by architects Elenberg Fraser, the tower features a slender and complex form that is set to house Melbourne’s largest internal car-stacking machine. The palette of materials is inspired by the outdoors, with elemental tones and textures of earth, rock, water, and vegetation.
The core’s last concrete pour occurred at the tower on Saturday, June 17. It took 85 pours, 6,500 cubic meters of concrete, 17 crane climbs, and 1,100 metric tons of reinforcement to complete the topping out.
The 75-story tower comprises 629 apartments, 163 car spaces, and provisions for bicycle storage. Amenities include three floors of communal spaces: at the development’s middle level will be a pool, sauna and steam rooms, and a fitness club, all with views across the market to the Macedon Ranges and wider Melbourne. There is also a garden lounge retreat and dining facilities with a kitchen and bar. Spread across the ground floor and the first floor, the development will provide four retail spaces within its total 253,097 square meters of floor area.
“The façade employs layered architectural fins that wrap across the skin of the building, providing a harmonious architectural and environmentally sustainable design solution maximizing natural light, shade, ventilation, and pedestrian comfort,” the architects said. “Passive environmental design principles are integral to the architecture, improving the quality of internal and external environments and enabling the five-star average building energy rating and AC systems to perform as designed.”
The project is slated to finish by June 2018.
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