Australian Towers Excel at World Tall Building Awards


The winners of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) have been revealed, with Australian structures figuring prominently.

While the best tall building worldwide accolade was awarded to the David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago, five Australian building won six awards, five of them in Melbourne.

Among the winners was Mirvac’s Olderfleet in Melbourne’s Collin Street, named the world’s best building 100m to 199m.

Mirvac Head of Integrated Investment Portfolio Campbell Hanan said they were “thrilled to have Olderfleet recognised by the CTBUH on this global stage”.

“It’s a testament to the collaboration between the talented visionaries at Grimshaw, our own development team and our partners, Deloitte.

“Olderfleet sets a new standard in workplace design, bringing together heritage, smart technology and show-stopping art and architecture.

“It’s a place where brilliant minds and overall wellness thrives, and it’s a very proud moment for Mirvac, as we also announce the building’s WELL Platinum Certification.”

Twenty-six awards were decided on by the international judging panel plus another 26 were chosen by the audience at the CTBUH conference in Chicago, with 130 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne picked as Best Tall Building Australia, and Prahran Square, Melbourne, taking the Urban Habitat—District-Masterplan Scale award.

Australian winners

Best Tall Building 100m to 199m


Melbourne, Australia

Height: 168m

Floors: 40

Status: Completed 2020

Address: 477 Collins Street

Function: Office

Structural material: All concrete

Energy Label: Platinum Core and Shell Pre-Certification from the International WELL Building Institute, target at 6 Star Green Star, 5 NABERS Energy, 4 Star NABERS Water

Best Tall Mixed-Use Building

Best Tall Building, Australia

Collins Arch

Melbourne, Australia

Height: 148.4m

Floors: 42

Status: Completed 2020

Address: 433-455 Collins Street

Function: Residential, hotel, office

Structural material: All concrete

Energy label: 5.5 star NABERS Energy, office; 4.5 stars NABERS Energy, hotel; 7 stars NatHERS, residential.

Urban Habitat—District/Masterplan Scale

Wesley Place

Melbourne, Australia

Height: 156.5m

Floors: 35

Status: Completed 2020

Address: 130 Lonsdale Street

Function:  Office

Structural material: All concrete

Energy label: 6 Star Green Star, v1.1 rating; WELL certification (Core and Shell)— PLATINUM v2

Renovation Award

55 Southbank Boulevard

Melbourne, Australia

Height: 69.7m

Floors: 19

Status: Completed 2020

Address: 55 Southbank Boulevard

Function: Hotel, office

Structural material: Steel-timber composite over concrete

Construction Award

Sydney Greenland Centre

Sydney, Australia

Height: 245m

Floors: 67

Completed: Completion 2021

Address: 115 Bathurst Street

Function: Residential

Structural material: All concrete

Energy label: Green Star

Best Tall Building Worldwide

The David Rubenstein Forum

Chicago, US

Height: 52.1m

Floors: 10

Status: Completed 2020

Address: 1201 E 60th St

Function: Education

Structural material: All concrete

Energy label: Certified LEED Gold Design


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