HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum.

Since 1999, SkyscraperPage.com's forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web.  The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics.  SkyscraperPage.com also features unique skyscraper diagrams, a database of construction activity, and publishes popular skyscraper posters.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > Highrise & Supertall Proposals

    

Crystal Gardens in the SkyscraperPage Database

Building Data Page   • Melbourne Skyscraper Diagram
Melbourne Projects & Construction Forum
            
View Full Map

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Apr 29, 2011, 2:08 PM
tayser's Avatar
tayser tayser is offline
Vires acquirit eundo
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,934
MELBOURNE | 276 Russell Street | 119m / 390f | 36L

I wouldn't usually bother posting about small towers like this....... but it's kind of different.

No-one, absolutely no-one on OZScrapers thought this would be approved as it takes up the whole site (a tiny 383sqm!) has no setbacks which in itself is unheard of in Melbourne.

This was the original Melbourne City Council refusal decision:

Quote:
Originally Posted by MCC
1. The proposal by virtue of its height and lack of setbacks detracts from Russell Street and Little Lonsdale Street and surrounding properties.
2. The proposal by virtue of its height and lack of setbacks detracts from Hayward Lane and would be contrary to Clause 22.01 (Urban Design Outside the Capital City Zone) and Clause 22.20 (CBD Lanes) of the Melbourne Planning Scheme.
3. The proposal will have unacceptable wind impacts on the pedestrian realm.
4. The proposed height and lack of setbacks will have an adverse impact on the development potential of adjoining land.
5. The proposal by virtue of its height, lack of setbacks, excessive plot ratio, extent of projections and lack of on-site loading facilities represents an overdevelopment of the site.
anyhow.......... we were all proved wrong - it was just approved!

The tower (predictably) went to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal which hears planning appeals, and this is what VCAT said:

Quote:
Originally Posted by VCAT

The proposed building was presented to us as being of high quality design and finishes and as having a unique design feature in the form of the 5 in-set, communal hanging gardens at different elevations above ground level. We accept these assurances and consider that they contribute importantly to this proposal’s acceptability.

During the hearing, parties expressed the view that the final quality of the constructed building, and the hanging gardens, were critical to its acceptability. We agree and urge Council to only endorse final plans that achieve a similar high standard of design and built form outcome to the ones shown on the plans before us.


I give thee, 276 "Ballsy" Russell Street:

originally posted by Grollo on Ozscrapers.










__________________
Real man drives a manual, smart man takes Public Transport
"America gave the world George Bush, France gave the world the ménage à trois... Game Over."

Editor/Admin at UrbanMelbourne.info
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Apr 29, 2011, 3:36 PM
Calgarian's Avatar
Calgarian Calgarian is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 18,415
Looks pretty good, I like it.
__________________
Git'er done!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted May 1, 2011, 12:15 AM
colemonkee's Avatar
colemonkee colemonkee is offline
Ridin' into the sunset
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: L.A. - Skid row adjacent
Posts: 5,747
Very unique. I'm all for it too.
__________________
"Then each time Fleetwood would be not so much overcome by remorse as bedazzled at having been shown the secret backlands of wealth, and how sooner or later it depended on some act of murder, seldom limited to once."

Against the Day, Thomas Pynchon
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > Highrise & Supertall Proposals
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 9:39 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.