近日，备受瞩目的墨尔本超高层“Southbank by Beulah”竞标公布结果，由UNStudio和Cox Architecture联合设计的“绿色脊柱”方案赢得竞标。这座将花费20亿美金打造的项目将坐落墨尔本市中心，并会成为澳大利亚第一高楼。
Beulah International recently announced that 'Green Spine', the design proposal submitted by UNStudio with Cox Architecture has been selected as the winning design for their latest project, Southbank by Beulah, a more than $2 billion mixed-use tower which will be the tallest tower in Australia, located in the heart of Melbourne.
The winning proposal was selected by a seven-member jury. Other shortlisted teams included BIG, Coop Himmelb(l)au, MAD, MVRDV and OMA.
对此，UNStudio创始人Ben van Berkel表示，“我们很高兴能赢得这个有趣的项目，能在如此强大的候选阵容中胜出，设计这个十分具有前瞻性项目，我们感到十分荣幸。在设计过程中，我们得以携手众多优秀的文化工作者、顾问、景观设计师、艺术家还有工程师伙伴们一起前行，能赢得这个殊荣对我们所有人来说都是莫大的欣慰。”
Ben van Berkel: "We are truly delighted that our design has been selected as the winning proposal for this very exciting project! For our proposal to be selected by Beulah - such a forward-focussed developer - and from entries by such an exceptional group of our peers is a true honour. From the outset we worked with a fantastic team of cultural placemakers, sustainability consultants, landscape designers, artists and engineers to achieve a fully integrated design. This truly is a great result for everybody involved!"
A City within a City
UNStudio's design proposal for Southbank by Beulah aims to establish a new destination for the Southbank area and Melbourne. The proposal is integrally organised by one Big Detail: a 'Green Spine' of vertically networked platforms, terraces and verandas. This multifaceted spine is created by the splitting open of the potential single mass at its core, thereby forming two separate high rise structures and causing them to reveal the almost geological strata of their core layers as they rise above a light-filled canyon. As a result of this design intervention, the towers that emerge on either side can enjoy porous city views and vastly improved contextual links, while the residences, offices and the hotel benefit from increased daylight and access to outdoor spaces.
The orientation of the Green Spine further enables an extension of the public realm on the podium, the continuation of green onto the towers and facilitates orientation to the CBD and the Botanical Garden at the top of the towers.
The taller of the two towers will be entirely residential and reach a height of 356.2 metres. This tower will house a publicly accessible garden at its top. The lower tower will be home to a hotel and commercial space and top out at 252.2 metres.
In addition to being fully integrated within the existing Melbourne network of cultural, entertainment, leisure and commercial venues on offer, with its variety of programmes and connectivities, the design further proposes a mixed-use building that is a city in itself. A host of programmes, including recreation, retail, offices, residential, hotel and exhibition spaces are integrated into the vertically stepped public infrastructure – an infrastructure that is formed by indoor-outdoor spatial frames that embed nature, public space and culture.
The Green Spine
Ben van Berkel表示：“‘绿色脊柱’不仅展示了一个扭曲的、富有雕塑感的高层轮廓，还把多种功能融合在一个流动形体中。”它将南岸大道向上延伸，成为组织建筑功能、文化、景观和可持续性等方面的关键元素并与之连接，同时也可提供多种居住设施。
Ben van Berkel: 'In addition to providing the towers with a twisting, sculptural silhouette, the Green Spine is an architectural element that incorporates a multitude of functions in one fluid gesture.' The spine extends the Southbank Boulevard upwards and acts as the key organisational element of the building with respect to programme, culture, landscape and sustainability. In addition to housing a variety of amenities, all programmes are linked to the Green Spine.
At ground level, this spine directly engages with Southbank Boulevard by bringing people up and into the building, thereby expanding the public realm vertically. From the public park at the top of the podium, the Spine continues to entwine itself around the two towers, where it culminates at the top of the residential tower in ‘Future Gardens’.
Our design proposal for Southbank by Beulah was motivated by the concepts of togetherness joint ownership and open access for local residents and the wider community. We therefore created the space not only to be accessible and tailored to the users of the building, but also for the people of - and visitors to - Melbourne. To this end, the podium and its public rooftop park are reserved for public use.
Within the podium a marketplace, retail and entertainment spaces and a @BMW experience centre are housed.The Marketplace Entrance is a permeable open space that invites both visitors and residents. The retail spaces have their own unique access to balconies and terraces, allowing shoppers to engage with an environment that differs from that of typical retail mall or street.
The connection from ground level unfolds through stairs and platforms, leading the visitors up along the retail and entertainment programme and finally merges into the public garden at the top of the podium.
Client: Beulah International
UNStudio Team: Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos with Jan Schellhoff, Sander Versluis, Milena Stopic and Julia Gottstein, Marco Cimenti, Leon Hansmann, Perrine Planche, Olga Kovrikova, Carleigh Shannon
COX, Melbourne: Executive Architect
Future City, London: Cultural Placemaking
Studio Drift, Amsterdam: Lead Artist
Atelier Ten, Melbourne: Sustainability & Well-being
Grant Associates: Landscape Architects
GTA Consultants: Traffic & Accessibility
Arup, Melbourne: Engineering
Norm Li: Visualisations