100 Franklin Street is a tower development positioned in the northern end of Melbourne’s CBD near the Queen Victoria Market. The location was originally used to make and supply ice to the city in the early 1900s. This link with the site’s history has been realised in the new building’s exterior form through the multi-coloured, shimmering effect of the façade.
The tower features 267 apartments along with basement parking and bike storage facilities. The combination of multifaceted and layered glass, concrete and steel along the curved form enables this building to provide a visual point of difference along the CBD skyline.
Each apartment is orientated to provide north-facing balconies with direct access from each bedroom. The introduction of horizontal recessed levels provides shadow lines moving up the building, this allowing a strong sense of separation between the first five levels of an existing heritage building and the new form above.