Melbourne property developer
BPM has unveiled a revised development plan for 105 Clarendon Street.
The dormant Southbank site is set to be home to Shadow Play, a 1,260 square metre, 61 level tower.
Set to stand at 61 levels total, the tower will feature 52 apartment levels sitting atop a 9 level podium. The defining feature of the tower will be its sculptural form containing undulations in the building skin that will reflect light to mimic movement.
Shadow Play was designed by
Elenberg Fraser with interior design by
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BPM’s website explains their belief that the tower will become an iconic structural sculpture in Melbourne.
’Shadow Play’ will form a landmark ‘gateway’ to Melbourne’s South Melbourne and CBD. Constantly morphing and changing as the viewer moves around the building, the sculptural form creates a beautiful ephemeral experience. Undulations in the façade give the illusion of movement across the building skin whilst also practically working to maximise views out across Melbourne.
“The podium design is activated through residential apartments to the Clarendon St and City Rd corner. A layered and semi-transparent articulated mesh is stretched across the main corner of the building which is designed to provide privacy to the apartments and allows for a highly effective natural ventilated car park to Haig Lane and City Rd,” BPM's project description said.
Shadow Play follows a movement in modern office architecture towards visually creative constructions. It will expand BPM’s contribution to inner-city projects with their previous impact being largely in low and mid-rise residential sites.
The tower is expected to be completed in 2018.