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Thursday, October 01, 2020

UNStudio + Cox Architecture to build Australia’s tallest tower

The ‘Green Spine’ proposal drawn up by the Dutch firm UNStudio, in collaboration with the Australian practice Cox Architecture, has triumphed in the competition organized by the company Beulah International to build a mixed-use complex in Melbourne. Carrying the day over Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Coop Himmelb(l)au, MAD Architects, MVRDV, and OMA, the winning design presents two sinuous skyscrapers and includes a residential tower crowned by a publicly accessible botanical garden and rising 356.2 meters, making it Australia’s tallest building. Both towers twist, and as they do, the facades that incorporate plants and balconies face each other. The 220,000 square meters of the complex will include luxury apartments, a 5-star hotel, offices, shops, and exhibitions spaces (such as the BMW Experience Center.).
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