Melbourne's Docklands is about to get a "spectacular" "landmark" building designed by Zaha Hadid. Apparently the 60 storey office and residential tower is going to be very expensive and very green. RAIA Victoria president Philip Goad sounds enthusiastic: "Docklands could do with a much greater degree of architectural sophistication... It needs to rise above the developer schlock we now have." Local architects on the job are Ashton Raggatt McDougall. VicUrban has nothing to say on the matter, it does not discuss proposals under consideration. The Age doesn't seem to have sought comment from the new landlords of Docklands, the City of Melbourne.
Is another showy building in docklands going to fix the area? Hopefully we get some decent public spaces as part of the package.
The paper version of today's Age has a rendering, the web version only has a giant pic of Ms Hadid.
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