The gardening guru has plans to apply his “transterior” philosophy of “bringing the outside in and the inside out” to the 55-storey tower, which is the work of developer Coronation Property and architecture firm Woods Bagot.
“I’ll be applying this quintessentially Australian style of living to the tower’s entrance, rooftop bar on the 54th floor, pool terrace and street scape,” Mr Durie said, adding that vertical gardens will be integrated in the façade.
“At the tower’s entrance we will create a dramatic sense of arrival with our five storey high trapeze garden concept which will feature a series of brass and stainless steel cables and a suspended landscape.
“On the street front, we will hand-select some exclusive and ancient Australian native trees which will accentuate the importance of Australian history and heritage with this new landmark building.”
Mr Durie further revealed that native Australian species will be used in the rooftop garden.
“It will be a garden to live in, not just to look at.”
The development, which launches to sale this Saturday at 9am, has already received more than 200 expressions of interest, with more than 300 buyers expected to make an apartment purchase on the day.
Prices for the studios will start at $455,000; one-bedroom apartments with study will start at $605,000; two-bedroom apartments with study from $795,000; and three-bedroom apartments with study from $1.31 million. There are also sub-penthouses and penthouses available for sale.
Construction of the 305 units is due for completion in 2020.