It was recently announced that Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has won planning approval for a 20-story residential tower in Melbourne. The structure, which is being called the Mayfair, will be located on St. Kilda Road, a major route through the central business district of the city, where the London-based firm is currently working on ZHA’s other tower. The Mayfair will provide 158 one- to five-bed units, ranging in size between 755 and 6,000 square feet.
The firm, now led by Hadid’s former partner, Patrik Schumacher, included glazed balconies on each floor that are separated by diagonal struts, which link each floor together, creating a sinuous design around the façade. “The fluid forms of the façade define large balconies for each apartment and spectacular views of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Port Phillip Bay, Albert Park, and the skyline of the Central Business District,” the firm said in a statement. Working in collaboration with the local firm Elenberg Fraser, ZHA’s design will feature a beautiful communal roof terrace, complete with two swimming pools and views of Albert Park Lake. There is no indication as to when the building will be completed.
Architectural Digest | September 2017