Queen Victoria Market to receive elevated greenhouse

A $5 billion dollar elevated greenhouse has been announced by the Melbourne City Council as a part of the Queen Victoria Market redevelopment.

Five market traders were involved in the selection process, considering proposals from four architects including Jackson Clements Burrows and Kirsten Thompson architects.

However, the project has been awarded to Breathe Architecture, who proposed a design 200-metres long and 16-metres wide that will stand on 9-metre high columns above Queen Street.

The greenhouse will be the longest inner-city conservatory of its kind running from just north of Franklin Street to Victoria Street.

The greenhouse is expected to digest a part of the markets green waste for reuse, so that plants are able to be grown within it.

It’s cooling effect, which will keep the greenhouse at 28-degrees-celsius when outdoor temperatures soar in summer, is also expected to flow to the market below.

This plan will allow the Queen Victoria Market to stay open during the redevelopment and construction of the greenhouse is expected to begin early next year before traders are relocated in September.



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