85 Spring Street

Melbourne, Australia
Project 2013 – 2015

85 Spring Street sits at the heart of Melbourne’s top end, overlooking the Treasury Gardens and Parliament House – midway between the traditional business end of Collins Street and the historic Hotel Windsor.

A tall, slender glass shaft defines the eastern Spring Street façade, articulated with balconies, winter gardens and panoramic windows.  This clear glass treatment opens up the face of the building to embrace and ‘breathe in’ the spectacular green visual experience of the Gardens and distant views of the Dandenong Ranges.

The building address is defined by a fritted white glass cube hovering above the pavement, providing subtle yet dramatic presence and a light-filled entry.

Beyond the glass shaft, the building shifts to the quieter language of horizontal zinc-faced plates defining each floor level, in-filled with panels of glazing and a series of metal-faced panels in a composition of mid to dark zinc tones.