How can cities manage increased density, land scarcity and the desire for people to be near a CBD hub?
One such solution is slender skyscrapers. Their “compactness” is currently trending throughout the world’s most high-rise cities from New York to Melbourne.
Slender skyscrapers are a specific building typology that have a minimum base width to height ratio of 1:12. What sets these slender forms apart from other skyscrapers is the urban consolidation that can be achieved by these towers on sites previously thought to have been undevelopable to such an extent.
Tower slenderness provides opportunities for improved levels of natural ventilation and solar light access in apartments. At a larger scale, slender skyscrapers can facilitate improved access to light and airflows to the public realm. Slender skyscrapers also present the opportunity to contribute distinct forms to a city skyline.
In Melbourne slender skyscrapers are becoming more common, with a recent example being Collins House. Most recently the Royal Society of Victoria (RSV) has proposed Magic Tower at the corner of La Trobe and Victoria Streets . If approved, this slender skyscraper will become a Melbourne landmark with its elegant and snaking form.
At Kinetica, we recognise that these unique slender forms can showcase the highest of architectural excellence given the exciting prospect that such slim proportions present. Our expert knowledge in Urban Design is often called upon when design concepts and innovative ideas test the boundaries of planning approvals.
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