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Developer Sterling Global has submitted a planning application for a 70-storey, $700 million mixed-use tower in Melbourne, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel (design architect) and Architectus (executive architect).
The tower, to be located at 383 Latrobe Street, will contain 488 residences and a 196-room hotel.
In procuring a design for the tower, the developer worked with local, independent experts including Andrew Hutson, associate dean of architecture at the University of Melbourne, and a retired director of Woods Bagot, to generate a long list of 30 international practices for the project. From the long list, 12 expressions of interest were sought and four practices were shortlisted to participate in a competitive design process.
Ateliers Jean Nouvel was chosen, beating Büro Ole Scheeran, Skidmore Ownings and Merrill, MAD Architects. […]