Probuild has delivered Melbourne’s first "leaning building" -- the mixed-use development Marina Tower Melbourne.
The project has been delivered under a design and construct contract for Singaporean developer Hiap Hoe and features dramatic raking facades across two conjoined towers, one 43 and one 36 storeys, in contrasting colours.
Occupying a 3,795 square metre site, the 140 metre towers cantilever over Waterfront City below forming an impressive bookend to the Docklands precinct as well as an interesting addition to the Melbourne skyline.
Conceived by DKO Architecture in conjunction with cutting-edge engineering by Webber Design, Probuild said that the contract was delivered ahead of program.
Probuild Victoria managing director Luke Stambolis said he was proud of the company’s collaboration, and the innovative design and construction techniques that have delivered Marina Tower Melbourne.
“Our design team has collaborated with the client, architects, engineers and consultants to bring this Melbourne first to life,” Stambolis said .
“Marina Tower Melbourne is a truly iconic project. The structure ‘leans’ 280 mm each level of the building - there’s nothing else like it in our city."
Other innovative features include an LED lighting installation to the new public laneway, that transitions from the external environment into the apartment lobby, as well as a space-age sliding roof with integrated solar panels, concealing the retractable building maintenance unit.