Mandarin Oriental in Melbourne Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

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The prestige Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced opening of their signature hotel and branded residences to be in Melbourne Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects. The project completion is set for 2023, and this is Madarin Oriental’s first announced property in Australia. The hotel and residences will be located on Collins Street, this mix use 185 metre high tower designed by Zaha Hadid Architects is already set to become the new landmark of Central Business District. Located in the centre of Melbourne’s financial district, the tower is close to the Docklands and the Southbank tourist and entertainment precinct.

The hotel will house 196 guestrooms and suites designed to reflect the Australian city. The hotel company will also be in charge of 148 homes at Mandarin Oriental, located on the tower’s upper floors, which will provide some of the most well managed private households in the city. The new residents will have access to the hotel experience, as well as their own bespoke amenities including a private residents’ lounge. The tower will also be home to a dining restaurant and a bar with a landscaped roof terrace. The project is being developed in collaboration with local property developer, Landream.

“We are delighted with this opportunity to open our first hotel in Australia and look forward to bringing Mandarin Oriental’s legendary hospitality to Melbourne, this new development will be a welcome addition to the brand’s growing global portfolio.” shared James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental.

The London based architects is once again an architecture practice to go when it comes to creating landmark design. Zaha Hadid Architects project director Michele Pasca di Magliano shared: “It is an honour to be working in Melbourne with Landream and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group on this unique project that takes inspiration from the finest examples of historic architecture within the Central Business District, where details within the masonry bring a rich architectural rhythm to the city. The hotel’s façade reinterprets this historical detailing in a contemporary solution, introducing a delicate filigree that gently envelops the building. The tower’s design conveys the wide variety of interior spaces within; dividing the building’s overall volume into a series of smaller stacked vases, with each different vase housing the bespoke guestrooms, suites, residences or amenities of Mandarin Oriental’s renowned service and standards.”

Scroll down for more of the project as well as the newly released render video.

All Images Courtesy of ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS and ©Visualarch

Project Team:
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
ZHA Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
ZHA Director: Gianluca Racana
ZHA Project Directors: Michele Pasca di Magliano and Viviana Muscettola
ZHA Project Associates: Andres Madrid and Michele Salvi
ZHA Project Team: Johannes Elias, Pauline Gidoin, Millie Anderson, Michael Sims, Gaganjit Singh, Natasha Gill, Yooyeon Noh, Vincent Yeung, Hee Seung Lee, Nhan Vo, Sam Mcheileh, Luca Ruggeri, Michael Rogers Juan Camilo Mogollon, Effie Kuan, Julia Hyoun Hee Na, Maria Tsironi, Ashwanth Govindaraji, Cyril Manyara, Cristina Capanna, Massimo Napoleoni, Kostantinos Psomas, Megan Burke, Veronica Erspamer, Ahmed Hassan, Marius Cernica
Local Architect: PLUS Architecture

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