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Record setting project becomes Australia's tallest prefabricated building by using innovative Hickory delivery model
La Trobe Tower is a 44 level residential tower (including plant room) in central Melbourne by developers Longriver Investments with design by architects Rothelowman. At 133 metres high, it is Australia's tallest prefabricated building.
The building aesthetic pays homage to the precinct’s musical heritage, with the glass façade punctuated by fin details inspired by a tuning fork and piano keys. A common area on level 15 provides spaces for resident interaction and features a lounge, outdoor terrace, kitchenette and gymnasium.
Floor to ceiling windows allow light and city views to permeate the 206 luxury one and two bedroom apartments, which are fitted with warm timber finishes and clean, modern joinery.
Compressed construction timeline achieved through introduction of integrated structural prefabrication, proprietary façade system and bathroom pods
Due to existing traffic and construction congestion on La Trobe Street, Hickory sought permission to install the large prefabricated units in the evening when trams ceased operation on the street. Permit awarded following extensive planning, community consultation and technical analysis.
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Location: 323 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
43 (44 including plant room)