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CBD | 405 Bourke Street | 156m | 39L | Office

Mark Baljak's picture
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previous schemes that didn't make it

 

New 405 Bourke St tower by Multiplex Office Properties © Woods Bagot

 

site with 385 Bourke South and 360 Collins (facing Lt Collins) subject to office proposals as well

 

i'll add more info later

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Peter Maltezos's picture

This current proposal is in my opinion the worst of the lot. no

The northern facade facing Bourke Street is abysmal!

The podium reminds me of Dalgety House a little further up the hill on Bourke Street as well.

 

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Qantas743's picture

It will be blocked by Tower Melbourne, so no biggie!

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Dangerous Beans's picture

Dull but competent architecture + huge floor plates = very likely to get built. Unfortunate but true.

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Viscount Melbourne's picture

I agree with Peter. It is not the best of the lot. However, this has a better chance of getting built!

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Andrew Mck's picture

Dissapointing week for commercial proposals in a whole, fat (not phat) and stumpy seems all the go now in everything commercial.

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Peter Maltezos's picture

Just so wish that they would choose the Fender Katsalidis proposal instead!

One of Laurence's renderings below:

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Michael Berquez's picture

The FK design was the greenish blue one right? If so, then yep, I wish as well.

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Peter Maltezos's picture

Both of these proposals were Fender Katsalidis designs.

 

Early version:

 

Later design and the one I like the most:

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Fedsquared's picture

Middle top render too was from Fender Katsalidis

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Ryan Seychell's picture

This was approved in May.

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Mark Baljak's picture

Time's up for a confounding site
October 9, 2013

It's the prime CBD retail centre that shoppers forgot.
Launched with great fanfare in 2007, The Foundry has become an empty shell sitting on the edge of the busiest shopping precinct in the city, Bourke Street Mall.
It's main entrance is closed, sealed off after the last tenants fled the three-storey arcade that once promised to be a ''sophisticated environment'' delivering ''a new standard of convenience and service retail'' linking Bourke and Little Collins streets, according to advertising materials.

Earlier this year, Planning Minister Matthew Guy granted approval to clear part of the site to build a 39-storey tower with 60,000 sq m of office space and 3700 sq m of retail.
Brookfield Australia said no date had been set for construction to begin. ''Discussions are ongoing with several large tenant groups to anchor the development,'' a spokeswoman said

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/property/times-up-for-a-confounding-si...

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Kycon's picture

I like it. Website states a superficial 2017 completion date.
http://www.fka-studios.com/project/405-bourke-street/workplace



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Mark Baljak's picture

2017 - one could only hope. FK & Woods Bagot? whats the go with the website?

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Ryan Seychell's picture

That's the older design

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

Yeah it is confusing. Earle Arney from Woods Bagot has joined FK so now they include all his projects on the website as well as the FK stuff.

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Ryan Seychell's picture

Looks like advertising signage has been placed around the site.

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Qantas743's picture

That shot is so in need of Tower Melb.

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Ryan Seychell's picture

Meh

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Mark Baljak's picture

hard to tell if the ribbing along the east-west facades is maintained...otherwise it's lacking any design merit

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Andrew's picture

For almost any other site I'd say that facade was pretty bland and not as good as what it's replacing, I can't say it in this case though.

I'm disappointing with the overall result though, we had something unique proposed and now it is an unimaginative glass box. Hopefully something curvy comes to the city again soon.

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Laurence Dragomir's picture

The section suggests the laminated glazed extrusions have been retained.

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

The latest rendering indicated the building is a bit taller than the rendering submitted with teh planning application.

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Peter Maltezos's picture

^^ So disappointing! sad

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