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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


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), Fender Katsalidis will present Melbourne’s urban development and how modes of inhabitation have intensified and diversified.

Presented from the street view, this walking tour will start at Melbourne Terrace and finish at Australia 108, showcasing FK apartment projects along the way.

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

Friday 1 March

Non-members: $65 + booking fee
Members: $55 + booking fee

- This walking tour includes low to moderate activity covering approximately 2.5km walking, with some areas of uneven ground are requires a basic level of walking fitness. Covered and comfortable shoes are essential.
- Several short tram rides within the Free Tram Zone form part of this tour.
- This tour is not fully wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss any accessibility needs.
- This tour will conclude at Australia 108, 70 Southbank Blvd, Southbank VIC 3006


16 years and above


Melbourne Terrace, 416 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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