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No.85 Spring Street
  • ADDRESS

    85 Spring Street Melbourne

  • SCALE

    40 Stories
    150 Residences
    Hotel

  • COMPLETION

    2020

  • TYPE

    Residential, Hotel, Retail

Designed with an emphasis on craftsmanship, architect Bates Smart has envisioned 85 Spring Street as a timeless building finely tuned to contemporary life. The concept draws upon Rationalism, Modernism and the German philosophy of Gesamtkunstwerk to deliver a complete work of art across the external form, interiors and material palette.

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Key Features

Taking a site-sensitive approach, Bates Smart has designed a quietly-confident building that harmonises with the prestigious local context. Impressive concrete formwork takes inspiration from Spring Street’s European character while custom brickwork recalls nearby warehouses. The sculptural building, public piazza and laneway extension integrate seamlessly with the surrounds to provide an enriching home in the CBD.

The prominent use of bespoke concrete and brick at 85 Spring Street provides a solid foundation for everyday life and brings a substantial new presence to the area. Inspired by nearby civic masterpieces, Bates Smart’s concept to cast the residential tower in a raw material imparts a sense of permanence and integrity. In homage to the classical sensibility of the area, the textural façade references the stonework of Parliament House and the warmth of traditional Parisian limestone. Yet, free of decoration, the building is unmistakably contemporary. To create a unified architectural expression, the structure’s base material is carried throughout the interiors and meticulously finished by hand.

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Interiors

The spacious interiors at 85 Spring Street are immersed in natural light and views to provide seamless indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Each room is generously appointed with finely crafted natural materials, fixtures and fittings that continue the refined architectural vision. The neutral colour schemes and carefully considered finishings impart serene atmosphere and allow residents to curate their living space.

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