Collins House is designed to enhance the western end of Collins Street with an elegant tower which derives its gracefulness from its slender proportions and silver inlay herringbone pattern.
The 1908 Collins Street facade of the former Australian shipping company Huddard Parker & Co. will be restored to its former glory. A new generous entry chamber takes its visual cues from archived photographs of the original interior, creating a club like experience for the foyer of the residences.
The narrow site has required a rethinking of the structure of tall buildings whereby the traditional lift core is no longer the stabilising element. The building utilises an H-shaped jump form across the whole footprint of the building. The structural innovation is then extended with a 4.5m cantilever to the east over the neighbouring building which provides both additional amenity to the site and wonderful views along William Street towards the river corridor.Custom facade panels are then over clad to the jump form to create the building’s crafted herringbone motif.
High quality residential amenities are located at levels 3 and 27, providing a lounge with terraced area and gym facilities overlooking the city.
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