The new office tower anchors a key corner spot between Cremorne Street and the Monash Freeway, on the former Nylex site overlooking the Yarra River. A powerful architectural expression responsive to the industrial robustness of Cremorne defines the tower’s identity in this new mixed-use precinct.
Its slender, angular form pulls away from the boundary edge on a landscaped laneway to create a heightened pedestrian experience, activated by retail tenancies at ground level. Duality is introduced to the façade, represented by the contrasting aesthetics of the podium and tower.
The heavily modelled red brickwork base reflects a clear grounding in its historic context while its detailed geometry acts as a nod to our digital future. With a strong emphasis on the pedestrian and motorist experience, the building has become a local landmark and has made a significant positive contribution to the public realm and view lines across the Yarra river.
David Morrison, Design Leader
Kath Forsyth, Architect
Lucas Amon, Architect
Tom Jordan, Project Principal
G2 Urban Planning, Town Planner
McKenzie Group, Building Surveyor
Morris Access Consulting, DDA
Octave, Acoustic Consultant
Oculus, Landscape Consultant
WSP (formerly Irwin Consulting), Engineer
WSP (formerly Irwin Consulting), ESD Consultant