Rialto

Attendees were invited to tour the 31-year-old Rialto Towers complex at a unique moment in its history. The landmark complex underwent an extensive $200 million facelift, which revitalized the office building and tied its podium together with the Victorian architecture of its adjoining buildings. Attendees delighted in taking in the new additions, such as a grid shell canopy joining the Towers with the InterContinental Melbourne Hotel.

Program Organized by:

Speaker Position & Company
Peter Miglis Principal, WoodsBagot
 Phil Alexander Pye  Principal, Arup

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Rialto Towers

About Rialto Towers

When completed in 1986, Rialto Towers was the tallest office building in the Southern Hemisphere and was the first building to surpass the 200 meter threshold in Melbourne. The surrounding Rialto district was named in reference to the Venetian gothic architecture found on many of the 19th century buildings developed during the Melbourne gold rush. When the Rialto Towers was first planned in 1981, many of these older buildings from that period had already been demolished, leading to public outcry and the partial preservation of the remaining structures. The main footprint of the Rialto Towers is set into the middle and southern end of the block, preserving the scale of the historic streetscape along Collins Street. The building then rises from a podium base as two interlinked… Read More

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