Platinum Apartments

Name of case study

Platinum Apartments

Location

City Road, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia

Year

2016

Scale

Building/single site

Area / size

1,700m2

NbS employed

Green / living walls (green façade)

Type of NbS

Hybrid living/engineered interventions; Created or constructed living ecosystem

Initiator

Salvo Property Group

Funder

N/A

Budget

N/A

Design group

Squillace (architect), Brookfield Multiplex (project builder), Fytogreen Australia (design and install).

Green wall, Platinum Apartments.  Images credits: Andrew Lloyd.
Green wall, Platinum Apartments.  Images credits: Andrew Lloyd.
Climate change benefits
  • Increased temperatures
  • Urban heat island effect
  • Reduced air quality
  • Biomass cover loss
Societal / socio-cultural benefits
  • Energy security
  • Human physical health and wellbeing
Ecological benefits
  • Fixation of solar energy
  • Habitat Provision

Summary of case study

This green façade won an Innovation award in the 2021 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awards program for its breakthrough in technology and design. It spans levels 2 to 10, wraps around the podium, and provides natural ventilation for the car park. The installation involved a pre-grown system that acts as a trellis, fall protection, and vehicular barrier, achieving 50% plant coverage on-site. 203 planter boxes were grown in Fytogreen’s nursery facility in Somerville for 9 months, featuring a mix of 5 species and designed to face west and north.

Green wall, Platinum Apartments.  Images credits: Andrew Lloyd. 
References

Further resources:

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