Rothelowman project Albert Tower, developed by The Carter Group and Perri Projects, was recognised in the Multi Unit Housing - High Rise (16+ Floors) category.
The Architizer A+ Awards Special Mentions are awarded to practices recognised as leaders across the architecture and design industry worldwide.
The title affirms Rothelowman’s work and vision across Australia’s competitive multi-residential landscape, with entries from over 100 countries received.
Located at 38 Albert Road, South Melbourne, the standout design of Albert Tower features a hexagonal ‘exoskeleton’ (external skeleton) that references the cellular structure of plants as inspired by the tower’s proximity to Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
Completed in October 2013, the residential tower contains 157 apartments over 27 levels.
“We are exceptionally proud to see Albert Road recognised for its positive contribution to the public realm,” says Rothelowman Founding Principal Shane Rothe.
“With its comprehensive communal facilities designed to foster social interaction between residents, the building provides a strong sense of community and ownership.”
Albert Tower has been credited as a catalyst project for residential projects in the Albert Road, South Melbourne precinct, which has since undergone increased urban densification.
The Architizer A+ Awards represents the best of architecture and design worldwide.
The awards were judged by an international panel of more than 300 architects and cultural leaders, including industry luminaries Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, MoMA Chief Curator of Architecture and Design Barry Bergdoll, Kickstarter Co-Founder Charles Adler, Editor in Chief of Wallpaper* magazine Tony Chambers and Co-Founder of Pinterest Evan Sharp.