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Height: Architectural 109.4 m / 359 ft
Height: Occupied 102.4 m / 336 ft
Height: To Tip 109.4 m / 359 ft
Floors Above Ground 35
# of Elevators 2
Tower GFA 12,674 m² / 136,422 ft²
Development GFA 12,574 m² / 135,345 ft²
# of Apartments 147
# of Parking Spaces 44


Official Name Habitat
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Australia
City Melbourne
Street Address & Map 58 Clarke Street, Southbank
Postal Code 3006
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2009
Construction Start 2012
Completion 2013
Official Website Habitat

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Vicland Corporation Pty Ltd
Structural Engineer
Design Bonacci Group
MEP Engineer
Design Jeff Bryar & Associates
Main Contractor Maxcon
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Renzo Tonin & Associates
• Civil Bonacci Group
• Quantity Surveyor McKenzie Group Consulting
• Traffic Cardno
• Urban Planner Contour Consultants
• Wind MEL Consultants Pty Ltd
Material Supplier
• Cladding Della Precast; Minesco; Viewmaster
• Elevator JRC Elevators; Schindler
• Formwork Maxcon

About Habitat

Habitat is a project fundamentally informed by its context. The tower realizes the latent potential of a small site adjacent to an elevated section of the West Gate freeway and gives physical expression to the site’s challenging constraints. Small windows punched into precast facades face the freeway. When viewed from a distance the windows, which are subtlety different in size, blend into a singular, city scale gesture, lending the building a strong identity amidst the anonymity of Southbank’s high-rise apartment buildings, referencing the sound waves that the building has been designed to negate.

In recognition of the site constraints, the building adopts an innovative approach to the provision of resident amenity. The residential apartments are clustered around large three-story sky gardens. Opening to the east, the communal gardens afford expansive views over central Melbourne and eastern suburbs while taking advantage of the most climatically benign of the building’s aspects.

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