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Inside: Platinum Tower in Melbourne

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Currently under construction by Brookfield Multiplex, Platinum Tower was deigned by Squillace with structural engineering by Rincovitch.

The building will span 52 levels incorporating 438 apartments of one, two, three and four bedroom configurations and expansive private facilities.

The uppermost level of the tower features a swimming pool, sauna, spa, gym, private dining, wintergardens and sky lounge with views of Melbourne CBD, Albert Park and Port Phillip Bay.

The podium of the building accommodates a restaurant, café and concierge facilities and provides nine levels of car parking.
Construction commenced in July 2014 and is expected to be completed in July 2016.


 

The facade

Brookfield Multiplex will construct a concrete structure with a predominately precast and double glazed glass facade. The building will use concrete CFA piles, a single concrete core and superstructure with post tensioned slabs.

Ecologically Sustainable Development features include a Green Wall on levels two to eight, rainwater harvesting and re-use for landscaping, water efficient fixtures and appliances, allocation for 170 bicycle racks and high performance glazing.

It is one of the world’s largest vertical gardens which welcomes you when you approach Platinum. Towering eight storeys high, the garden brings a touch of nature into the urban landscape.

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At the crown of the building, the residential tower will have metallic painted precast feature elements and a curtain wall will feature from levels 42 to 52 including bronze and indigo coloured glass.

These signature elements signify the building’s elegance. It’s architecture that makes a solid statement, both to City Road and the landscape of Melbourne.

The apartments

Platinum’s 438  apartments have been carefully planned to make living highly enjoyable.

Each apartment features balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows that invite the expansive views into your home.

The floor plans have been designed to minimise corridors and offer an open layout that is efficient and elegant. Simplicity and clean lines inform much of the interior language.

Platinum has been designed to appeal to the owner-occupiers.

 

Building amenities

This 52nd floor is Platinum’s ultimate experience with 360-degree views. The entire floor is dedicated to leisure and health.

It also comprises Melbourne’s only residential sky lounge. Here, private spaces appointed with designer furnishings allow residents to host functions in the social atmosphere of the central lounge.

Another first is the highest pool in Melbourne. With floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, this 15-metre pool feels like you’re swimming in the clouds.

The 52nd floor also features a sauna, spa, gym, private dining, wintergardens and sky lounge.

The lobby is lined with limestone walls and a reflective ceiling and includes the concierge, who will be present 24 hours a day, is seated behind a backlit, onyx marble desk.

On ground level, Platinum’s own cafe and restaurant is located which extends from the foyer. The planned Italian provedore-style restaurant is called Piatto, (meaning ‘plate’).

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