Apartment homes for downsizers who don’t wish to downgrade – that is what award-winning
architectural practice Rothelowman in conjunction with KPDO has created to cater for the growing
empty nester market at New Sky Group’s 88 Melbourne tower.
The $100 million 55-storey tower, located in the Southbank Entertainment Precinct, reinvents
apartment living with 219 residences designed to cater for those upgrading their lifestyle, when trading
in the family home.
Inspired by hand crafted jewelry and the art of origami, the building features a three dimensional
diamond patterned façade, that will shimmer and glisten in the sunlight during the day, and be
accentuated in the evening sky by an integrated light installation.
It will also be Melbourne’s first apartment building to feature hand-crafted kitchen appliances by SubZero
and Wolf, the brand loved by professional chefs internationally including Heston Blumenthal,
Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver.
Rothelowman principal Chris Hayton said the building would be a timeless and elegant addition to
Melbourne’s skyline and architecturally distinct due to its illuminated form.
“88 Melbourne will have a sophisticated presence in the city and change the way people think of
apartment living,” he said.
“It will be an iconic Melbourne address and a lasting moment in the evolution of local architecture and
how we design for changing life-stages.”