Zaha Hadid might soon have her first Melbourne tower if all goes according to plan as developer Landream submitted a planning application for a 54-storey mixed-use tower.
The project, a collaboration between Zaha Hadid Architects and Plus Architecture, sees the design of the tower take the shape similar to a series of smaller stacked 'vases', with each 'vase' gently tapering inwards to offer additional open space at its base. The building is planned to include retail, commercial and resident components and designed to use 50 per cent less energy than a conventional mixed-use tower.
Rather than just being an architectural centrepiece, the building would improve the flow of pedestrian traffic and enrich connectivity with existing transport infrastructure. In addition, 350 bicycle parking spaces and bays for electric vehicles will be included in the design.
The yet-to-be-named tower would sit on the Collins and Spencer Street intersection, Melbourne, Australia.