What Australia’s tallest tower means for Southbank
With Southbank News
Marking a monumental milestone in the Southbank by Beulah journey, April saw the Victorian State Government give the green light to the project, paving the way for construction to begin sometime in 2021.
Met with a prodigious degree of anticipation, the news that Australia would officially welcome its new tallest tower, generated media coverage across the world.
Setting a global benchmark as an unparalleled project, Beulah Executive Director Adelene Teh spoke with Southbank News following the announcement to discuss why Southbank by Beulah is a project like no other.
“As I looked into the site in further detail you recognise that it’s a huge site for the city, it’s in such a central, strategic location and we could really do something special here.”
With this project, it has sought to do just that. Described as a “vertical mini-metropolis”, it will comprise apartments, public and green spaces throughout the building, rooftop gardens, a town hall, offices, a five-star urban resort, childcare centre, health and wellness precinct, arts and cultural facilities and extensive retail.
Set to transform Melbourne’s skyline, the UNStudio and Cox Architecture design is the outcome of Beulah’s pre-eminent design competition.
“Even the symposium wasn’t about presenting a design but it was about having a conversation with people who are passionate about their city. Even when we put the pavilion at Queensbridge Square we had Beulah team members rotating and being there talking to people asking their thoughts. Those insights are really valuable for what we deliver, it actually informs our brief.”
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