Photograph of the city skyline with a focus on Australia 108 and Eureka Tower standing tall
Photograph of the Republic Tower from street level looking up, with urban art at the podium of the building
Photograph of Paragon's first few levels. The heritage facade is retained, sitting above the facade is an opening in the building envelope, revealing a glimpse into the urban forest
Photo of Paragon, above the cream heritage facade stands a bronze glassy facade with white aluminium diagrids running vertically up the tower
Photograph looking up Little Hero from ground level, illustrating the various coloured glass facade and balustrades of the building
Photograph of the Hero building, showcasing the distinguishing bronze addition to the brick apartment building
Photograph of the Phoenix building from street level, showing the narrow width of the building between two structures on each side
Photograph of the Phoenix's side profile, showing a unique blue ribbon-like detail scaling along the side of the building
Photograph of Flinders 108 with its blue glazing and silver sculptural entrance visible

Evolution of Apartment Living: FK walking tour

Fender Katsalidis 1999-2021


From high-rise exemplars of Republic Tower (1999, 87 apartments, 36 storeys), Paragon (2021, 227 apartments, 48 storeys) and Eureka (2006, 583 apartments, 91 storeys) through to the typological experimentation of Phoenix (2014, 28 storeys, a narrow deep lot of 6.8 metres x 24.3 metres) and up to the latest development, Australia 108 (2020, 1105 apartments, 100 storeys), we will present Melbourne’s urban development and how modes of inhabitation have intensified and diversified.

What's On

The tour will visit Republic tower, Paragon, Hero, Phoenix and finish at Southbank to showcase Eureka and Australia 108.

Images: (1) Aerial view of the city of Melbourne, Photo: Peter Bennetts. (2) Republic Tower, Photo: John Gollings. (3) Paragon, Photo: Willem-Dirk du Toit. (4) Paragon, Photo: Willem-Dirk du Toit. (5) Little Hero, Photo: John Gollings. (6) Hero, Photo: John Gollings. (7) Phoenix, Photo: John Gollings. (8) Phoenix, Photo: Orbit. (9) 108 Flinders, Photo: Dean Bradley. (10) Eureka Tower, Photo: John Gollings. (11) Australia 108, Photo: Peter Bennetts.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tour runs 10am
Running for 60 minutes in a group of 20
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet at Republic Tower on the corner of Queen and La Trobe Streets.


16 years and above


Republic Tower, 299 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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