'Kavanagh Street' is a competition proposal for the development of a mixed-use family of towers in Melbourne's Southbank precinct.
Designed by international architecture firm Benoy, Kavanagh Street's twisting glass buildings sit atop a nine-story mixed-used podium and overlook the Yarra River. In total, the concept contains 315,000 square meters of space divided between residential, hospitality, commercial and retail space.
The reasoning behind Kavanagh Street's twisting building frames is that it allows for each of the high rise towers to face a different direction. As such, no two views from within the tower complex will be alike.
In addition to the clean look that the glass on the buildings elicits, the entire space will be covered in gardens, including sky gardens on the roofs and winter gardens that create "a necklace of green vertical spaces."
Twisting Glass Towers
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