Victoria Tower, Coburg


Victoria Towers


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Colorbond® Metallic Rhea®


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Victoria Tower, Coburg

The revitalization of the Pentridge Prison site in Coburg sees the development of the Victoria Tower. The distinctive metal cladding canopies on the new Victoria Tower development in Coburg are a showstopper and our team are proud to have been involved in this project.

Our crew worked closely with the electricians on the project and precision measurements were required to integrate the LED lighting into the metal cladding soffits. Both Pedestrian and Vehicle Access entries were clad with Colorbond® Metallic Rhea Interlocking Panel to contrast with the blue stone of the existing prison walls.

We worked closely with Konzepte Architects behind the scenes to design new ways to install our cladding to bring their vision for the project to life.

The building encompasses all the usual mod-cons one would expect of luxury living. From a rooftop garden terrace overlooking magnificent CBD views, through to a well-equipped gymnasium and a 22m indoor pool, spa and sauna. Nestled within the Sierra’s elegant curves sit two, large landscaped courtyards that present a broad, leafy outlook.

The building is split into various functions; the different areas and purposes fit seamlessly together to make most use out of precious inner-city space. Different façades have been used for different sections of the building, chosen to best reflect the surrounding area. For instance, the street-facing façades feature materials like shimmering glass and slick metal, whereas the residential units located in the quieter rear of the ‘S’ adopt a more traditional medium density design.

Industry Cladding & Roofing not only installed the 3300sqm of panels required to clad the façade. We also manufactured the panels at our Bacchus March factory. This was achieved through the new arm of our business: Industry Metals. Launched in early 2020, the capabilities of Industry Metals have enabled us to streamline our workflow even further and continue delivering projects to the highest standards, within the most efficient timeframe possible.

The project façade called for a combination of COLORBOND® steel cladding, encompassing panels in Cosmic® from the metallic range, as well as four different shades of green: COLORBOND® SucculentTM, Fresh GreenTM, Mangrove® and Pale Eucalypt® brought Sierra to life.

The use of colour in a building’s façade holds the power to not only enhance its aesthetic appeal but also influence the mood and perception of the space. Thoughtful colour choices can make a structure stand out, blend with its surroundings, or even convey cultural significance and identity. The COLORBOND® steel Studio makes it easier than ever to make carefully considered colour choices.

Hawthorn is home to a lot of established trees, which change colour as the year progresses through the seasons. It was important to MAP Architecture to create a direct link between the building elements and the prevailing surrounding conditions of the site. The COLORBOND® steel cladding was the perfect solution.

The COLORBOND® steel Studio empowers you to unleash your creative potential in unprecedented ways, offering a spectrum of over 200 hues. Plus, it gives you the ability to colour match just about any product or finish.

Using the COLORBOND® steel Studio, architects, developers and home owners alike can match colours and finishes by RGB or HEX colour values, as well as Dulux® paint colour names. It even allows you to upload a file, which it will then automatically match with the four closest COLORBOND® colours.

Sierra Hawthorn showcases the incredible versatility of cladding and the power of colour. It empowers architects and engineers to break free from conventional building notions and craft awe-inspiring structures that would be challenging to accomplish with alternative construction materials.

For further information about Sierra Hawthorn, read: [A Tapestry of Colour: How Sierra Hawthorn Rethinks Architectural Possibilities;

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