Set across 2.5 hectares on a corner of Melbourne’s CBD grid, the Melbourne Quarter (MQ) precinct is the missing piece of the city puzzle.
One Melbourne Quarter (One MQ) by architect Denton Corker Marshall, is the first commercial office tower to be completed in the precinct. The 13 level, 25,000m2 building is a benchmark for leading workplace design. Its centrepiece is Melbourne’s first Sky Park floating 12m above Collins Street.
Suspended above Collins Street, opposite Southern Cross Station, and accessible via a dramatic staircase or the glass lifts located nearby, the majority of Sky Park is open-air, featuring lush green landscaping that allows visitors to soak up the sun in a wind protected environment.
With the first stage of the Sky Park now open, locals, visitors and workers can begin to be acquainted with their new green backyard.
KHD supplied the Versijack paver pedestals for the complex paving set out over the podium. Level changes and ramps needed to be negotiated, and this was overcome with Elmich’s Versijack Slope Corrector. The standard Top Slope Corrector can be set in 1% increments up to 5%, or 1in20. If further slope correction is required a Bottom Slope Corrected can be introduced, gaining a further 5% deviation. Using both Top & Bottom Slope Correctors, 10%, or 1in10, deviation can be achieved.
The Park in the sky is open to the public during business hours, Monday to Friday.
Building Architect – Denton Corker Marshall
Landscape Architect – Apect Studios
Landscape Architect – Oculus
Civil Landscape Contractor – Delta Group
Paving Installer – Image Paving