(also known as 89-103 Gladstone Street) adds to Melbourne developer Blue Earth Group’s burgeoning portfolio of residential projects over all stages of the development process.
Rising the best part of 98 metres, the scheme is defined by a multitude of offset fins alternating between one and three floors in length which band together to create a chevron pattern. While providing design merit, the fins also serve a more practical purpose in that they’re angled in such a fashion that allows for maximum shading from the harsh western summer sun. On a southwest-northeast axis, the fins also provide privacy screening while maximising views toward both Melbourne’s CBD and Port Phillip Bay.
The intended tower’s mass is essentially broken in two along an east-west axis where the northern facade carries a high articulation, the southern mass is less spectacular, almost staid, enforcing the distinction between the two elements. A southern boundary lift well is flanked by precast elements, catering for the likelihood of another tower abutting 91 Montague street in the future. Incorporated into the design is a six level podium of approximately 20 metres in height which has full coverage over the 815sqm site, while the towers northern form maintains a setback of 3.31 meters from the podium/street.