Urbis Think Tank
Phoenix rising 22 storeys and it’s oh so thin
In conjunction with architectural plans prepared by Fender Katsalidis Architects, Urbis submitted a comprehensive planning application for an under utilised site along the CBD’s southern edge. The planning controls, context and site characteristics demanded a design response of high architectural quality alongside a planning justification demonstrating a strong synergy between the proposal and the existing buildings in the immediate environs.
The proposal represented a challenging project from a structural, design and functional perspective. The resulting development proposition was unique, responding to the small site footprint by offering one single apartment per floor, thus still providing each with panoramic views across the Yarra River environs. It is considered the development will appeal to young professionals who do not own a car and want to take advantage of the site’s location within the CBD, whilst also enjoying uninterrupted views of the Yarra River and surrounds.
This is a project that proves size doesn’t matter.