A massive rooftop sculpture has been erected onto the rooftop of the Array apartment tower at Yarra’s Edge, Melbourne by Mirvac, signifying the completion of the building structure.
Sitting on level 40 of the block, the sculpture is symbolic of a crown and made of approximately 65 tonnes of steel. It was erected over 12 weeks in 20 separate modules, with Mirvac noting that the building’s crowning makes it the perfect queen for the neighbouring T5 apartment tower, which it touts the ‘King of Yarra’s Edge’.
“When people peer down Flinders Street they will now see, framed by the city’s mix of heritage and contemporary architecture, these two unique buildings crowned in sculptural steel,” says Mirvac Group Executive Residential Development, John Carfi, adding that the architecturally distinct rooftops of both T5 and Array would elevate the sight-lines down the busy street.
Located just eight metres from the water’s edge, Array’s shape, sheer glazed vertical walls and range of reflective balustrades create a character that informed its name.
“On a still evening, the water has a near sheen skin, reflecting the silver and blue hues of the sky,” says design director for Mirvac, Julian Venning.
“As the day evolves, its reflective skin mimics the environment, and it is this quality of changing and evolving light that Array captures over its glazed surfaces.”
The folds of the roof also terminate the building composition into an elegant form, clearly articulating two penthouses. The East Penthouse features bespoke artwork and homewares by fashion illustrator Megan Hess.
Array is still under construction, with residents expected to begin moving in the first half of next year.