Green Spine towers, as proposed in 2018
|Location||118 City Road, Melbourne, Australia|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||UNStudio · Cox Architecture|
Green Spine (originally known as Southbank by Beulah) is a dual skyscraper development proposed for Melbourne developed by Beulah International and designed by architectural firms UNStudio and Cox Architecture. The site currently hosts a BMW dealership. If completed as planned, the development will host the tallest building in Australia.
Beulah International conducted a contest to determine the architect for the project, and dubbed the competition "Southbank by Beulah". All six solicited bids involved two architectural firms, and partnerships included BIG Architects and Fender Katsalidis, MAD Studio and Elenberg Fraser, and Woods Bagot and MVRDV. The collaborative bid by UNStudio and Cox Architecture ultimately secured the commission. The winning design was announced in August 2018.
The structure is part of the larger development on Melbourne's Southbank, estimated to cost AUD$2 billion. The development is planned to begin breaking ground in 2020. Green Spine is composed of two buildings; Tower 1 will reach a height of 356 metres, surpassing the height of the current tallest building in Australia, Q1, which stands at 322 metres. The second tower will reach a height of 252 metres, and will comprise hotel rooms, residential apartments, as well as offices. Both skyscrapers will seem to curve in a twist and will have foliage and trees growing on balconies along their exteriors.
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