The government of Victoria has given the green light to build Australia 108, set to become the tallest tower in the southern hemisphere, located in Melbourne.
Designed by Fender Katsalidis, the hotel and apartment tower is 388 metres tall and will rise up to 108 levels.
Maintaining the form of a typical skyscraper until the top half, the tower is proposed to incorporate components that will stick out of its sides from all angles, inspired by the Commonwealth star on the Australian flag.
Containing 108 floors of apartments, the tower will be topped by a luxurious six star hotel with a fresh food market and café located at the ground and lower levels. The lobby, which will be set on the 84th floor, will contain two restaurants, two bars and various lounges.
Australia 108 will be located near Katsalidis’ 297-metre Eureka Tower and is expected to be complete by 2018.