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Northern lights: the incredible rate of change in Melbourne's northern CBD

Cast your eyes over the northern reaches of Melbourne's CBD and a not-too-subtle marker is taking its place. Brady Group's Vision has motored past the 150 metre mark on its way to 226 metres and in doing so is acting as a vanguard project of sorts for the rash of new residential towers set to redefine this section of Melbourne. With a host of new proposals joining the ranks of late, now presents as an opportune time to provide an overview of...
In context render. © blockhead

Coming up with the Goods - 710 Collins Street Docklands

The focus of today's article is Equiset 's proposal at 710 Collins Street, designed by Hassell and potentially Docklands' tallest building at 189 metres. I will also touch briefly on the proposal's impact on the skyline together with Collins Square Tower 4D and Lend Lease 's 701 Collins Street project (covered in a separate article ) by way of a number of in context renders. Equiset's proposal calls for the demolition of the barely 5-year old...

Not so straight forward > 25-35 Power Street, Southbank

Blink and you would have missed it! Within weeks of this prime Southbank development site at 25-35 Power Street (also known as 38 Freshwater Place) landing a new owner, a planning application landed in the lap of determining body DTPLI . Having the site purchase announced during October, new owner Freshwater No 6 Pty Ltd, a company located within the Sydney suburb of Rhodes, wasted no time in submitting detailed plans for a 70 storey mixed-use...

Development & Planning

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 08:00
Ballarat's station precinct is set to be transformed, following last week's announcement that the Pellicano Group has been awarded the rights to develop a new conference centre and hotel facility.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:00
The New Urban Agenda was officially adopted in Quito, Ecuador in the last plenary of the Habitat III conference. The agenda provides a 20-year “roadmap” to guide sustainable urban development globally. The text of the New Urban Agenda itself was agreed well before Habitat III at the UN General Assembly in September, during an extraordinary informal negotiation session that lasted for more than 30 hours.

Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 17:00
Melbourne’s architectural landscape is a wonderful juxtaposition of modern and Victorian architecture. Although the CBD has been peppered with many skyscrapers, its historical structures have won Melbourne the title of “Australia’s most European city”.

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Transport & Design

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:00
Melbourne’s tram network may hold the key to providing the dense network of high frequency rapid transport that would provide world class connectivity in the inner-city and CBD. Melbourne and New York are very different cities. Drawing too close a parallel between any two cities can be a folly; however New York and Melbourne share some near similarities where it counts.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:00
Timber mid-rise buildings are becoming the preferred choice for many stakeholders in Melbourne, due to a combination of factors, including cost-effectiveness, liveability, ease and efficiency of construction. Within the recent National Construction Code change, Deemed-To-Satisfy provisions allow mid-rise timber construction for buildings up to 25 metres “effective height” (typically, eight storeys).