Sitting proudly on Dockland’s New Quay, Marina Tower stands 140m high and is Melbourne’s first ‘leaning building’. Formed by two conjoined towers, Marina Tower cantilevers over Waterfront City below, creating an impressive bookend to the precinct as well as a truly iconic addition to the Melbourne skyline.
Occupying a 3,650m2 site, the project is made up of two residential towers – one 43 and one 36 storeys – with a total 461 apartments; and a seven-storey resort-inspired hotel with 273 rooms for Four Points by Sheraton.
Gracefully, the structure ‘leans’ 280mm at each level of the building. Innovative design and sophisticated construction techniques – and a true sense of collaboration across the entire team – enabled this Melbourne-first to be successfully realised. Other innovative features include an LED lighting installation to the new public laneway, which transitions from the external environment into the apartment lobby as a space-age sliding roof with integrated solar panels, concealing the retractable building maintenance unit.
Delivered under a design and construct contract for Hiap Hoe, the apartments and all common areas were handed over substantially ahead of program and enabled early settlements.