Designed as an update of classic high-rises from days gone by, the award-winning design by Studio Farris Architects stretches 78 metres over 20 floors to create 360 commodious housing units, while the ground floor is reserved for commercial use. The city’s objective, explains the lead architect behind the design, had been to rejuvenate the cityscape with uniformity and colour. Duly taking cues from this brief, Studio Farris’
design unites formal simplicity with rich materiality: “We wanted people to say ‘it’s a fresh tower – and a fresh way to start the morning’,” he continues.