Collins Square Podium Retail, Melbourne
Collins Square Podium Retail
Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Collins Square is one of Melbourne’s largest commercial mixed-use developments, comprising five office towers and one satellite building.
Our brief for the podium was to create a precinct that integrated the five distinct commercial towers that occupy a Collins Street entrance, activating retail, public and civic spaces. As a whole, Collins Square offers a diverse range of spaces and facilities, including over 185,000 sqm of office space in the towers plus a 10,000 sqm retail precinct.
The vibrant new business precinct promotes a sustainable development approach with stimulating workspaces and engaging retail experiences for both tenants and visitors.
The main criteria for successful project delivery was to create an enduring and dynamic design to attract corporate tenants.
The podium therefore offers a mix of spaces and retail outlets over two-levels, connecting each of the buildings and providing access to the CBD via Collins Street.
The sculpturally-designed ETFE canopy creates an iconic and engaging public realm area for workspace communities and general public. It ensures maximum sun penetration to the podium, with protection from wind and rain.