Posted June 12, 2020 09:56:00A new high rise building designed to house the next generation of Melbourne’s booming office space is set to be the subject of a ghost-writing mystery.
A ghostly building in the CBD has been nicknamed “The Ghost”.
But it’s not just the building that has been named in a ghostly style.
And that’s despite the fact that it was designed by Mortenson Construction, a construction company that has just won a $1.3 million contract to build the building, which is set for completion in 2021.
The building, designed by Melbourne-based architect Chris Hutton, has a curved roofline that rises above the CBD.
Its distinctive ghost-like exterior features a “ghost” design, with a curved metal frame with ghostly lines and spirals that create a “coronagraphic” effect, according to its builder, Mortenson.
“It’s definitely a ghost design,” Mortenson said.
“It creates a lot of light, and a lot more space, because it’s curved and it’s ghostly.”
Mortenson said the structure is intended to hold 1,200 people, which it estimates would be the highest number of people in the building’s footprint.
Mentors said the design of the structure will make it easier for people to stay connected to the building while in the office.
“People are going to be able to access their information, they’re going to have access to their documents, they can interact with people, and it will be a lot easier for them to have their data and their work done,” Mr Hutton said.
For more information, visit the building website.
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