Developer Farinia has received development approval for its proposed 64-storey mixed-use tower at 295 King Street Melbourne.
The project, which is predominantly residential, comprises two existing sites at the north-western corner of King and Little Lonsdale streets – an area earmarked by the Victorian Government for high-density urban renewal.
It includes 431 apartments (one, two and three-bedroom) plus nine luxury penthouse apartments.
Inspired by Brancusi’s ‘Bird in Space’ 1923, the development’s sculptural circular tower will become a unifying presence within Melbourne’s city skyline. The architect behind the project is Plus Architecture.
The creation of meaningful connections has been an important guiding principle in this project’s design – it has been designed to make strong visual and contextual connections with its environment, and it also provides opportunities for building strong connections between its future residents.
One level of the project has been dedicated to communal amenities and shared residential activities.
At street level, where the tower’s circular form allows generous corner setbacks, the development will include both retail and laneway lobbies and cafes will spill out on to the street, inviting people in.
The tower, with a facade of shimmering, iridescent glass, comprises three sections: the base, an upper, flared section that offers views of Flagstaff Gardens and beyond, and a central transitional section that connects the base to the soaring form above.