Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Queen Victoria Market
CBD, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Queen Victoria Market is a much loved place with great social, historical and cultural importance for the city of Melbourne.
The QVM tower is a residential and hotel address that is inspired by the market and the ever changing array of events, fresh food vendors, performances and stalls. The design celebrates the location, whilst creating a residential address that is a global exemplar for energy efficiency.
The tower makes the most its location on the northern edge of the city grid, providing uninterrupted views across the market towards Flagstaff Gardens.
The evocative soft tower form has been designed to maximise direct solar access and to provide natural ventilation to all apartments, thereby creating a model for high quality inner-city living within Melbourne.
The building’s façade is inspired by the fine grain texture of the market’s historic sheds and stalls and is designed to position the tower within its context, providing a deep connection to place.
Inspired by the idea of stacked garden boxes, the lower level balconies will be planted with cascading greenery, creating a living, breathing architecture that celebrates sustainability and contributes to making Melbourne a healthier city.
100,00 sqm (GFA)