Aspial-World Class Land is seeking approval for the revamped design of the proposed tower to be built at 54-64 A’Beckett Street in Melbourne.
The revamped design is for an increase in the size of the building to 81 levels with 750 apartments, whereas the previously approved plan was for a 50-level residential tower with 502 apartments.
The new design also proposes using the first three floors of the building for commercial purposes.
Designed by Elenberg Fraser, the pinkish-red residential tower will be built on an area of 1,280m² and will feature a diagrid facade that reduces as it nears ground level.
Fraser was quoted by Urban Melbourne as saying: "The design proposal uses a treatment that expresses the structural characteristics of the building.
"This treatment has been applied as a surface treatment and then modulated to wrap around the entire building, creating a super surface.
"The super surface treatment resembles a weave-like pattern that wraps the mass, compressing as it reaches the ground and being extruded as it stretches towards the end of the building. The treatment is made up of a network of white aluminium fins."
The building will house 300 single-bedroom apartments ranging in sizes of 40m² to 50m² and 450 two-bedroom apartments between 50m² and 60m².
In addition, it will have space for parking 128 cars and 370 bicycles from level two to eight, around 90m² retail space, 1,862m² of communal space, a gym, group fitness studio, lap pool and associated recreation area and outdoor balcony / urban landscaped terrace.
The tower will also provide an entertaining space at level 80, featuring two dining rooms and catering kitchens, a large outdoor communal garden terrace, viewing room, poker / games room, lounge and entertainment room, informal dining and BBQ area.