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582-606 Collins Street’ Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

Architecture | May 19, 2016 |

582-606 Collins Street’ Tower by Zaha Hadid ArchitectsImage courtesy of Plus Architecture

582-606 Collins Street’ Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

At the end of last year, Zaha Hadid Architects unveiled their tower proposal for the city of Melbourne (Australia). Realized with local Plus Architecture and developed by Landream, the 582-606 Collins Street’ Tower is one step closer to receiving the go-ahead with construction. Proposed for the city’s central business direct, the mixed-use tower will house shops, offices and apartments with a significant proportion of the ground plane given over to public realm, with external area dedicated to a plaza accessible 24 hours a day. 

 

582-606 Collins Street’ Tower by Zaha Hadid ArchitectsImage courtesy of Plus Architecture

 

A delicate filigree gently envelops the building by creating a façade that contributes to a reduction in the direct solar gain of the building and emissions with the scheme designed to use 50% less energy than a conventional mixed-use tower. Evolving from the city’s distinctive urban fabric, the form is influenced by its mixed-use program, converting the building’s overall volume into a series of smaller stacked “vases”. Each “vase” will accommodate a different function and the tapered forms will create three large elevated terraces.

 

582-606 Collins Street’ Tower by Zaha Hadid ArchitectsImage courtesy of Plus Architecture

 

Central to the concept is the break-down of the vertical volume by the design team to establish a coherent relationship between tower, podium and surrounding streetscapes. Additionally, each vase gently tapers inwards to offer additional open space at its base. According to Landream, the real aim of this project is to embody and emulate the finest examples of historic architecture that can be found within the Melbourne CBD, yet reinterpret them in a contemporary solution that is driven by the building’s structural integrity and the logical division of its overall volume.

 

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