The base of the building is conceived as a vertical mixed-use city open 24/7, which invites people inside from its large arcades. The BMW Experience Center, containing a cylindrical glass car lift, is located on the corner of Southbank and City Road.
The main functions of the building are housed in four differentiated volumes articulated by recreational, public, and circulation interstitial spaces. The primary structure moves to the outside so the internal elements are minimized allowing maximum
The project proposes two intertwined towers, formed by stacked volumes containing different types of programs; the voids between the two towers define a continuous three-dimensional promenade that evokes the urban pattern of Melbourne... [+]
A sequence of public spaces interconnected by elevators, stairs, and escalators organize vertical circulation in the tower, with 359 meters in height and 76 floors containing apartments, cultural and leisure centers, a hotel, offices, and gardens...
A cantilevered structure crowns the tower offering panoramic views of Melbourne. The ETFE membrane facade presents different degrees of transparency, becoming translucent towards the edges to emulate the image of a cloud... [+]
The use of vegetation, both in the public spaces that crown the podium and the tallest tower and in the private terraces of the high-rises, responds to the desire to promote biophilia and ensure thermal comfort, air quality, and noise absorption... [