......(And it's Prefab?)
Yes, you heard it here first. Austrailia, in particular Melbourne is planning to build it's tallest tower ever, and the best part is, it will also be prefab. So that means that even while the approvals process and land aquistiion may be lenghty, the actual building time, could be rather quick. I found this piece while surfing the internet at work today. I think it's pretty interesting and worth a quick read when you get a chance.
While becoming the tallest in architectural terms will always garner attention, taller building often harbour some of the lengthiest development periods.With a rise in the prominence of prefabrication, however, large is no longer necessarily equated with lengthy.
While this notion perhaps most evidenced in China, where prefab structures went up in record times last year – it is certainly gaining momentum elsewhere, with Melbourne’s latest prefab project offering to be the city’s most grandiose to date.
According to Nonda Katsalidis of architectural firm Fender Katsalidis, Melbourne’s soon-to-be-developed Australia 108 on Southbank – which is expected to become the tallest building in the southern hemisphere – will also have the shortest construction time when compared to similar skyscrapers.