Stunning cantilevered structure
Takes Southbank by Beulah competition crown
After a six-month global search, Beulah is thrilled to announce Green Spine by UNStudio and Cox Architecture as the long-awaited winning design for the $2 billion plus Southbank site.
Set to become Australia’s tallest building to date, Green Spine will be a stunning cantilevered structure composed of two towers, both with a twisting geometric glass façade and terracing.
Conceived as a conceptual extension of the Southbank Boulevard, the Green Spine will be home to a vertical city of green spaces with a strong focus on culture, paying homage to Melbourne’s diverse population.
Reaching 356.20m high, the residential tower will be crowned by the Future Botanic Garden, a stunning publicly accessible garden in the sky.
Having purchased the prominent BMW site in 2017, it was Beulah’s vision to create a state-of-the-art, integrated mixed-use environment that includes retail, hotel, residential, commercial, cultural and public spaces of international standard.
In order to achieve this vision, an international architectural competition was launched with six of the world’s best firms, BIG, Coop Himmelb(l)au, MAD Architects, MVRDV, OMA and UNStudio, all who partnered with local firms to propose groundbreaking designs.
The competition was part of a six-month long process with the six shortlisted designs revealed at a public symposium in July, and judged by seven highly regarded jury members including Victorian Government Architect Jill Garner and key figures from Australia’s architectural community.