Melbourne – Empire Tower$350,000
Designed by award-winning Hayball Architects as a distinctive and high quality addition to the Melbourne skyline.
Presenting a singular, dramatic form, the building attenuates into three parts separated by double-height spaces that accommodate outstanding communal facilities.
Extraordinary façade geometry expands in scale as the building rises to the sky. Golden fluted ‘blades’ emphasise the building’s glittering verticality, peeling open to address the corner.
The shading blades contribute to a solar passive design and add fine grain expression and textural quality. With ever-changing light, shade and reflection, the building reveals a dynamic visual presence that boldly announces itself as Melbourne’s new jewel-in-the-crown.