AUS Tallest Building Melb

Posted on Wed, 2020-08-19 14:55 by matt

A vegetated tower that is set to become Australia’s tallest building has been given the go-ahead by the government of Victoria.

Located on Melbourne’s Yarra River, Green Spine, designed by Dutch architect UNStudio and Australia's Cox Architecture, will be part of the US$1.3bn Southbank, which is being developed by local property company Beulah International.

W Melbourne Proposal

Posted on Wed, 2020-08-19 14:40 by matt

The City of Melbourne will consider a proposal to create a mixed-use precinct on a large swathe of land on the edge of the Maribyrnong River.

Designed by Foster and Partners and Fender Katsalidis, the development proposes to create “new opportunities to connect and engage with the Maribyrnong River.”

The site occupies five parcels of land totally approximately 2.8 hectares at 156-232 Kensington Road in West Melbourne.

Brisbane Green Tower

Posted on Mon, 2020-08-17 16:40 by matt

The vision is aligned with BCC Policy and the 'Brisbane Vision Blueprint' so it's no wonder developers are acting through DA proposals like this.

An inner-city suburb on the Brisbane River could be home to the “greenest residential building in the world” with ambitious plans currently under review by the city’s council.

Development plans lodged last week by the Aria Property Group propose a 30-storey “vertical forest” and “a beacon for sustainability in South Brisbane”.

Brisbane City Green Expansion

Posted on Mon, 2020-08-17 16:24 by matt

Dense landscaping with more than a thousand trees is planned for a green residential development dubbed "The Urban Forest" in South Brisbane.

Aria Property Group and Koichi Takada Architects have lodged a development application for the building they claim will be the "greenest residential building in the world".

Aria's development manager Michael Hurley says the building would set a new Australian benchmark, and he hopes over time Brisbane will be mentioned in the same breath as Singapore as a global leader in green buildings & sustainability.

UK Living Wall Srategy

Posted on Fri, 2020-07-24 17:43 by matt

The cities we live in can sometimes feel cramped, with green space and fresh air a rare and valued commodity.

While large parks can offer respite from the day-to-day grind of urban life, it’s sometimes hard to make time to visit them for exercise and relaxation.

NSW_Backyard Vision

Posted on Fri, 2020-07-24 17:31 by matt

Parks and other open spaces should be within 200m of high-density homes and 400m from schools and workplaces, under new NSW government guidelines prioritising greenery in the wake of COVID-19.

NSW Government Architect Abbie Galvin said the deadly summer bushfires, combined with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, had highlighted the necessity for the first Greener Places policy.