Look Up, The World’s Tallest Vertical Garden Will Call Melbourne Home

By Alexandra Middleton
17th Feb 2021

The Melbourne city skyline with a render of a green building in the middle.

Melbourne’s city skyline is going to look a little greener, with Beulah announcing that it’s $2 billion skyscraper, Southbank by Beulah, is on track to be the world’s tallest vertical garden. The skyscraper is set to be 365 metres high and the external vertical garden will reach a total of 5.5 kilometers. That’s as long as running a full lap around The Tan, then running a little more. 

The award-winning Melbourne property company has invested in biophilic design to emulate nature through the tower’s gardens and increase connectivity to the environment. Each green space has been carefully curated to ensure the plants thrive all year round—mountain and coastal plants will relish northern sunlight and the morning breeze on the higher levels, while large-leaf breeds will enjoy cooler conditions down below. 

A lot of these plants are pretty high up, so Beulah will use planting systems to lock the greenery into their planter beds, eliminating the risk of plants falling from the heavens. There will also be plenty of greenery speckled throughout the many levels of the tower, including pocket parks that emulate scaled-down neighbourhood green spaces.  

The twisting facades and endless greenery of Southbank by Beulah will pay homage to Melbourne's reputation as being Australia’s garden state. Building on Melbourne’s newest, tallest and greenest development is expected to commence next year.

So if you’re looking for new digs, the tallest vertical garden in the world (with a sky garden perched at the very top and an awesome panoramic view) is set to be finished in 2027. 

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