A Silver Medallist – London Design Awards

The concept rendering from the May 2018 release.

Our warmest congratulations to our partners Decibel Architecture for taking out a silver medal at the London Design Awards for their conceptual work on “Magic” as a “for-purpose” project!

“In an effort to revitalise Melbourne’s 159-year-old science hub, the ‘Magic’ tower proposes to establish a new science engagement precinct for Melbourne, a state-wide science engagement program for Victorian communities and a benchmark tower development for the CBD under a community-led development proposal.”

“Importantly, this project is not a development play, but a community-driven, purpose project. The plans predict a $30million profit from apartment sales which will be used to upgrade RSV’s heritage-listed home on the neighbouring site, develop a new science engagement centre and cafe, and create a perpetual endowment fund, enabling the RSV’s purpose, projects and awards programs to be supercharged for the next 160 years.”

“The residential tower will also double as a science engagement precinct and will demonstrate ingenuity, striving for PassivHaus standard and cutting-edge sustainable technologies.”

The London Design Awards are convened to “accelerate transformation, celebrate courage and grow demand for design.”