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    75 storeys of green glass and metallic fins: Victoria One tower by Elenberg Fraser [Video]

    Nathan Johnson

    Victoria One, a $350 million, 75 storey tower designed by Elenberg Fraser architects, promises to be a Melbourne icon for many years to come, says the property’s developer.

    “Victoria One will be a landmark and Melbourne icon for years to come, showcasing the best of Victoria and the talent of one of the city’s best architectural practices,” says Jeff Xu, managing director of Golden Age Group which will develop the building.

    “It will be a building that is always transforming, with the strategic use of the fins dotted at varying points throughout the façade creating the illusion of movement from wherever you observe it.

    The façade he refers to recruits a tower-podium typology, including a 65 storey tower of green glazed glass and metallic fins on top of a 10 storey podium, which will be bursting with greenery.

    Elenberg Fraser director Callum Fraser said the form and façade of the building reflects Victoria’s most famous landscapes.

    Above: The design features 65 levels of green glazed glass on top of a 10 storey podium that incoporates extensive gardens. Image: Victoria One  

    “The fluid façade appears soft and yielding like the local parks, oceans and rivers. Green glazing with gold highlights gives a botanic feel,” he said.

    “The fins, which appropriately also assist with wind and sun protection, are shimmering silver, shifting like the currents of a stream or leaves being shaken with rain.”

    The design incorporates 115 one bedroom, 482 two bedroom and 32 three bedroom apartments ranging in size from 41 to 92sqm, all of which will have its own wintergarden and operable windows.

    Above: Victoria One's Club Lounge will feature some of Melbourne's finest views says the property's developer.
    Below: Touch drawer vanities and cabinets will be included in apartment bathrooms, and bedhead storage in some apartment bedrooms. Images: Victoria One  

    Three floors have been devoted to communal space; level nine will have a pool, spa and gym, level 40 double dining rooms and two residents lounges, and level 66 an exclusive residence club.

    An innovative feature will be the building’s German-engineered car stacker system which provides access to 163 parking spots allocating spots according to usage habits. The system moves drivers who use their cars on a daily basis to the front of the line for fastest access.

    Other amenity includes storage focussed kitchens with Caesarstone benches, touch drawer bathroom vanities and cabinets, timber flooring and joinery, and built-in wardrobes.

    Construction is expected to commence at the end of 2014. 

    Fly-through the Victoria One design Below:

     

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