WilkinsonEyre to design new luxury hotel and apartment complex in Melbourne

WilkinsonEyre has won the contest to design the 84-storey One Queensbridge located in Melbourne’s Southbank area.

The development will comprise of 600 apartments and a 400-room five–star hotel, incorporating a publicly accessible observation deck with a restaurant, bar and garden terrace.

WilkinsonEyre’s elegant solution for the One Queensbridge will be created by three interlocking plectrum shapes to provide a graceful, sculptural composition. The tapering forms allow the tower to read as a beautiful object with a unique identity, contrasting against the more ridged forms of the adjacent buildings. The glass façade will be modulated with faceted stone blades for the gentle repeating curves of the three forms to catch and reflect light across their surfaces.

On winning the design competition, Paul Baker, Director said: “We approached this project with the ambition to create an elegant and timeless building that will become a new, world-class landmark against the Melbourne skyline. We are confident the design and proposed Hotel will play an important role in helping the Victorian tourism industry compete with other destinations in the region. We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to design what we believe will be an outstanding addition to such a fantastic city.’’