According to The Australian Financial Review, a Melbourne tower where you will never have to share the lift with fellow residents or walk down a corridor to get to your apartment could become the blueprint for post-COVID-19 high-rise living.
The 21-storey development in Melbourne's Domain precinct has been designed so that only fresh air flows through the building's common areas, rather than germ-carrying recirculating air.
Each high-end apartment (starting from US$1.6 million) will be finished with surfaces with anti-microbial properties, such as copper and other metals.
Callum Fraser, the director of architects Elenberg Fraser, whose apartment platform The New Standard designed the building, told The Australian Financial Review residents at 31 Coventry Street would be able to get from the lobby to their apartments "without touching a thing".
"We believe we are the first in the country to offer direct-to-residence lifts which can be called either via an app or from your home, meaning you never need to touch any surface or share the space with others," he said.
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