Fishermans Bend, a major urban renewal project in Melbourne has achieved a significant milestone with the practical completion of Gravity, a 29-storey residential tower designed by Plus Architecture. Fishermans Bend has been planned by the Victorian Government as a new benchmark for smart, sustainable development and high-density community living.
The region’s first residential project, Gravity was not only the first tower approved, but also the first to go to construction and now the first to top out. Designed by Plus Architecture as a signature building, Gravity makes the most of its prominent corner location on Montague and Gladstone streets, with the structure using the changing light of day to project a dynamic visual presence and establish a new landmark.
As advocates of positive, design-led development, Plus Architecture feels very fortunate to have been entrusted with Fishermans Bend’s first building, says the firm’s Director Ian Briggs. He added that the design team worked tirelessly to create a design of significance, with a facade that would be both distinctive and complementary to Melbourne’s city skyline.
Plus Architecture worked collaboratively with State Government departments and agencies, as well as officers from City of Port Phillip and City of Melbourne to realise their shared vision for the new inner-city community.
Offering one- and two-bedroom contemporary apartments, Gravity also boasts an integrated retail offering, grand lobby and exclusive rooftop, where a teppanyaki grill and bar, spa, outdoor cinema and designer lounge epitomise Melbourne’s acclaimed liveability and paves the way for future development.