Now with Bates Smart an exciting mixed use development is proposed for the site to the north of the degraded Forum Theatre, one of Melbourne’s great architectural extravaganzas.
The development will include a 220 room 4-star hotel with sky lobby, commercial office, retail and penthouse apartments.
An 8 storey podium maintains the streetscape context while the tower is articulated into two elements which step in response to the gradient of the street.
The facade concept for the new building interprets the ornate and decorative facades of the Forum Theatre, while the rectilinear massing forms a backdrop to the exuberant character and language of the heritage building.
The faceted curtain-wall facade system under development utilises modern glazing technologies to give the building subtle modelling and articulation.
Town planning approval has been applied for.