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Work Completes On Australia 108 In Melbourne

Melbourne’s Australia 108 is served by a KONE vertical-transportation system; photo by HappyWaldo for Wikipedia.

Australia 108, a 100-story supertall apartment tower adjacent to Melbourne’s CBD in Southbank, has achieved final completion with the conclusion of interior construction, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported on May 12. Standing 319 m, the sculptural glass tower features two golden levels that protrude 6 m outward from the main structure in the shape of a star. The “Starburst,” inspired by the Commonwealth Star on the Australian flag, houses a communal amenity where swimming pools cantilever into the sky. These sculptural forms are visible at night with the building’s horizontal white bands being lit, forming a glowing wireframe that highlights the building’s contours. They are programmable to form patterns and accompany the internally lit Starburst, which appears as a glowing star at night. The ground-floor podium features a retained heritage façade while the 10 floors immediately above encompass car parking. Amenities include a double-height sky garden, dining and function spaces, theatrettes, gymnasiums, spas and a barbeque terrace. There is more than 4,500 m2 of shared facilities space across the entire building. Australia 108’s 13 elevators were provided by KONE.

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