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888 Collins Street – The Building That Reflects Melbourne’s ‘Four Seasons in One Day’

19 April 2016

Here in Melbourne, we don’t wait for the right month to get the right weather. It’s actually a known fact that Melbourne experiences four seasons in one day; in other words, it’s not unusual to go from wet to dry, cold to hot, all within the space of a couple of hours.

With a unique facade design never before seen in the city, one of Melbourne’s latest towers, 888 Collins Street, is set to reflect these ever changing weather patterns.

Designed by Bruce Ramus of Ramus Design Studio, the facade features a LED-wrapped display, with 35 vertical beams set to light up in a dramatic demonstration based on live data from the Bureau of Meteorology.

“If it’s going to be 35 degrees, then the lines rise up like a temperature gauge and the lights get warmer…If it’s a windy day, you’ll see what resembles gusts of wind going across the building..” Bruce Ramus

Lend Lease are heading up construction of the Woods Bagot designed tower, with completion expected in early 2017.

SBS Group Scope of Works / Pre-Fabricated Lightweight Structural Column Framing

Features / Framing has been designed to taper in two directions and incorporate the lighting recess. Not only does the lightweight framing replace tedious and labour intensive structural steel, it is true and accurate – no warping or twisting and is high strength, having been engineered and certified to BCA code requirements.

The system was also designed to enable direct fix of cladding for additional on site advantages.

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