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Tensile – Platinum Tower

About The Project

Large scale green facades are rarely easy and straight forward, it is almost like waiting for the planets to align. For Platinum Tower in Melbourne it took a concerted effort from Tensile, Fytogreen and landscape architects Aspect Studios to realise the 1700m2 green facade. Spanning between levels 2 to 10 the green facade is made up of 203 bays that wrap the podium north and east facades.

Working closely together Tensile and Fytogreen were able to develop and pre-grow system that enabled the climbers to be grown off site for 9 months. This enabled the 5 species of climbers to come to site providing 50% coverage from day one of installation. The cable system is made up of 3mm stainless steel wires in a custom zig zag pattern pre-made onto black powder coated frames. With much of the work occurring off site the facade went in over the space of 2-3 weeks with planters installed using a forklift.

Like many of the projects Tensile works on it is the work that happens before site and the collaboration with the project team and consultants that makes it a success. Multiplex, Aspect Studios and Fytrogreen were all integral in the success of the Platinum Tower green facade. The building we go on to become an iconic project for Melbourne showing that large scale green facades are possible.

About the Company

Our Services

Tensile offers a full service to our clients from initial design concepts through to installation. We prefer to tailor our offer to your individual needs, whether you are an architect, engineer, builder or building owner, Tensile is able to provide a scope to ensure the successful execution of your project.


We provide assistance from the beginning of your project and can provide tensile concepts and advice on system selection. Custom fitting design can  be undertaken to ensure a perfect fit and structural analysis provided when necessary. We can work along side your consultants or take on the whole scope of the project through to delivery.


Tensile has a wide network of suppliers from across the globe to source the best products for our projects. Our products include: stainless steel wire, tension cable and rods and tensile mesh. You will find catalogs on the product page of this website. Tensile is able to provide the necessary fabrication for any custom component you require for specialised projects.


With our team of qualified installers we are able to provide method statement, project management and coordination through to installation and certification.  Using elevated work platforms to twin rope access, we have all install requirements covered.

Our Philosophy

We believe that good buildings are created by good communication and collaboration, a successful building project is one that has:

  • Concepts and goals of the design influencing all stages of decision making.
  • Integration of building systems to achieve efficiency.
  • A measurable positive impact for the client and building users.

Tensile is genuinely passionate about tensile architecture, the drive to design and build a creative solution for a project keeps us motivated. We will always seek to understand the influencing factors for every project we are involved in, so that we can truly understand our clients needs.

Contact Us

04 02 026 772