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SOUTHBANK | Holiday Inn Express | 35-47 City Road | Hotel

melbourne's picture
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Demolition has already begun, pretty average design:

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3000's picture
#2

The 90's called, they want their tower back.

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Mark Baljak's picture
#3

Who actually designs crap like this?

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Michael Berquez's picture
#4

OMG.......#gross

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Garmatt's picture
#5

And what’s with”The Mikado” as you enter it?!?
Even Japan wouldn’t chuck up rubbish like this....

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redden's picture
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The original scheme had decorative panels on the facade referencing the photographic studio which was there for many years. Not sure what the "Mikado" is, unless it's a reference to Opera Australia.

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bicsyd's picture
#7

Does anyone know how tall this building is in metres? The picture looks to be higher than 20 stories.

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Regina Smith's picture
#8

Do you guys know who's the builder?

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melbourne's picture
#9

^^ Hickory have this one, using their pre-fab systems for levels 8-22. From their website:

ABOUT

At 23 levels, the new Holiday Inn Express hotel in Southbank will be Australia’s tallest hotel to use Hickory Building Systems fast-track construction.

Featuring 345 hotel rooms, the project for developers ProInvest implements structural prefabrication for levels 8 – 22.

The extensive mixed-use development also offers ground floor retail, 3 levels of above ground parking and 3 levels of offices. An internal, plant and art filled laneway connects the City Road project through to Fawkner Street at the rear.

FEATURES

The first 8 levels of the project to utilise conventional, in-situ construction.

Levels 8-22 constructed using Hickory Building Systems, enabling a compressed construction timeline achieved through integration of structural prefabrication, proprietary façade system and SYNC bathroom pods.

Project retains the original 1930s City Road façade and its glazed terracotta faïence tiles, one of the few remaining Melbourne buildings to feature this distinctive art deco façade treatment.

Ground floor retail and public laneway through to Fawkner Street.

Public car park on levels 1-3

“Great Room” hotel lobby on level 7 with landscaped winter garden

Holiday Inn Express hotel guest rooms 8-22

Aiming to achieve a 5 star NABERS performance rating

Couple more renders:

SOUTHBANK | Holiday Inn Express | 35-47 City Road | Hotel

SOUTHBANK | Holiday Inn Express | 35-47 City Road | Hotel

SOUTHBANK | Holiday Inn Express | 35-47 City Road | Hotel

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Garmatt's picture
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LOL. Versace has finally found its Melbourne location - at the base of the Holiday Inn Express. Perfect brand match! These renders........

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melbourne's picture
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Mark Baljak's picture
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Budget hotel gets clean energy boost

A government-backed clean energy financing body is taking a punt on a budget hotel in Melbourne, investing $39 million to help design it to a 5-star energy rating.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), which funds renewable and energy efficiency projects, will invest the $39 million in Pro-invest Group’s $125 million Holiday Inn Express hotel development in Southbank.
The finance will lift the design standard for the project to include clean energy technologies.
“These design changes will result in a 25 per cent drop in the hotel’s energy use, delivering a substantial energy saving that will provide ongoing benefits for the hotel, carbon-conscious guests and for the environment,” CEFC chief executive Ian Learmonth said.
Pro-invest owns and runs Holiday Inn Express hotels in Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane and expects to develop another six hotels across Australia and New Zealand, including the Southbank project.

https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/budget-hotel-gets-clean-ene...

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melbourne's picture
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Mark Baljak's picture
#14

rapid progression

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#15

Hideous design.

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redden's picture
#16

Our only (slim) hope is that the reality is an improvement on the render. I agree that it is one of the worst we've seen.

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MelbourneGuy's picture
#17

Have to agree, it's a shocker.

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elev8's picture
#18

I'm not sure how good a 'building system' is if this is the sort of design outcome we get.

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Mark Baljak's picture
#19

The system is design to architect's specs

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redden's picture
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I'd forgotten about this thread, so here's a shot from March 14th.

SOUTHBANK | Holiday Inn Express | 35-47 City Road | Hotel [/QUOTE]

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redden's picture
#21

First glass.

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