Collins House (Melbourne)

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Collins House
General information
StatusUnder construction
Location466 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia
Coordinates37°49′03″S 144°57′31″E / 37.817555°S 144.958633°E / -37.817555; 144.958633
Construction started2016
Estimated completion2018[1]
Roof204 m (669 ft)
Technical details
Floor count61
Floor area28,775 m² (GFA)[1]
Design and construction
Architecture firmBates Smart[1]
  • Asian Pacific Group[1]
  • Golden Age
Main contractorHickory Group[1]
Other information
Number of rooms298[1]

Collins House is a residential skyscraper currently under construction in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The project has been developed by both the Asian Pacific Group, Golden Age and designed by architectural firm Bates Smart.[1] Launched in 2013, the project received approval by the then-Planning Minister Matthew Guy in February 2014 as part of a "Super Tuesday", whereby five skyscrapers had been approved.[2][3] With a width of 11.8 metres (39 feet) at its narrowest,[4] Collins House has been designed as one of the world's slimmest skyscrapers and has been referred to as a "pencil skyscraper" or "skynnyscraper".[5][6] The development will comprise approximately 300 residential apartments across 61 levels, and will reach a height of 204 metres (669 feet)[7] — thus becoming one of the tallest buildings in Melbourne.

Construction on Collins House commenced in February 2016, and it is scheduled to be completed by 2018.[8]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Collins House - The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  2. ^ Fedele, Angela. (27 February 2014). "Super Tuesday: Matthew Guy Approves Five Melbourne Towers". Sourceable. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. ^ Chua, Geraldine. (26 February 2014). "Super Tuesday: approval for 5 Melbourne towers fast-tracked". Architecture & Design. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  4. ^ Chang, Olivia. (17 February 2016). "This ultra-thin Melbourne skyscraper is part of an amazing global architecture trend". Business Insider Australia. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  5. ^ Baljak, Mark. (12 September 2013). "The Pencil Skyscraper > 464 Collins Street in depth". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  6. ^ (16 February 2016). "Melbourne’s new ‘pencil tower’ to be one of world’s skinniest skyscrapers". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  7. ^ Collins House Melbourne – 466 Collins Street, Melbourne. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  8. ^ Cheng, Linda. (16 February 2016). "Melbourne’s next ‘pencil tower’". ArchitectureAU. Retrieved 14 September 2016.

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