We’re unveiling our conceptual design for a significant new office tower and public realm at 600 Collins Street, Melbourne, following a development submission by international real estate firm, Hines. Working with leading Australian architecture and design firm Architectus, we’ve designed a 180m tall skyscraper with a striking curved facade that will transform Melbourne into a dynamic and stimulating place to work and meet, and from where you can enjoy the best of the city.
The signature commercial project will sit across 70 metres of prime Collins Street frontage, delivering more than 60,000 square metres of state-of-the-art collaborative office spaces. The future-focused workplace will be adaptable to the changing needs of a digitally enabled workforce, while being purposeful and imbued with wellbeing and high levels of tenant amenity.
The design incorporates strong biophilic principals and reflects the latest thinking in sustainable and healthy workplaces by targeting a minimum 6 Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, as well as a Platinum WELL Certification for shell and core. The building will deliver amenity provisions to a level not yet seen in Melbourne, including premium F&B offerings, rooftop terraces and outdoor spaces, conferencing and collaboration zones, wellness centre and dedicated open and green spaces. The contextual tower and podium forms draw the eye across their articulated facades, dramatically playing with light and creating a sculptural addition to the Melbourne skyline and the CBD.
Designed to enhance the fine-grain laneways of its surroundings, 600 Collins will embrace a public interface through the creation of a new pedestrian connection and an improved public realm, with an active frontage that responds to Melbourne’s cultural street scene.
WilkinsonEyre Director, Dominic Bettison, said: “The architectural aspiration for 600 Collins by Hines is to create a signature building of the highest quality, including a fundamental public realm design strategy. The proposal submitted by WilkinsonEyre and Architectus looks to build on the Melbourne tradition of the laneway, sculpting out a generously proportioned and inviting new public thoroughfare that connects to the local area and offers a lively hospitality scene to workers in the area.”
600 Collins is scheduled to commence construction in January 2023