DORODESIGN LIKES: Australia’s Newest Skyscaper
Australia 108 is the proposal for Australia’s newest Skyscraper – a new development perfectly positioned within Melbourne’s most desirable arts, dining and entertainment precinct at 70 Southbank Boulevard. Rising 108 levels and 388 metres into the sky, Australia 108 will be the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. It has been created by the team that successfully delivered the iconic Eureka Tower.
The building’s design by visionary architects Fender Katsalidis, uses the Commonwealth star on the Australian flag as inspiration for the starburst architectural features at the summit of the building. Australia 108 is crowned by a six star hotel, giving apartment owners a unique opportunity to share in the features and services of an international class hotel. The hotel has its lobby on the 84th floor, where residents and their friends can access two restaurants, two bars and lounges. A fresh food market and café at ground and lower levels will add to the remarkable amenity of Australia 108.
We are not sure what we think about the design – or the fact that it casts shadows over the Shrine of Remembrance – Melbourne’s key war memorial site. The renders are… interesting too.