The “Green Spine” will boast a pair of twisting towers, soaring upward to 365 metres and 253 metres, respectively.
The $2 billion Southbank by Beulah structure is taller than the nearby Australia 108, which stands at approximately 319 metres, and Queensland’s Q1, which stands at 322m.
The tower will include residences, commercial office spaces, a five-star urban resort, conference centre and entertainment centre, and green spaces standing among the 270,000sqm mixed-use precinct to stand on the current BMW office site.
The Victorian government released a statement Friday that it had approved the project, located on City Road in Southbank.
Dutch architectural firm UNStudio and Melbourne’s Cox Architecture designed the structure.
The project is being overseen by Melbourne developer Beulah and is predicted to open more than 4700 construction jobs.
Construction is scheduled to commence in 2021 and will require five years to complete.