Oceania is a region which encompasses the Islands of the Central Pacific Ocean. It is divided into the sub-regions of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. Oceania is home to more than 14 separate countries, each featuring distinct economies and infrastructure. Some of the countries making up Oceanic region include Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Nauru, Samoa, and Tonga among others.
These countries have modern cities which are characterized by unique architectural buildings of all sizes and height. Over 35 buildings in Oceania are at least 185 meters tall, with Australia's Q1 holding the title of the region's tallest. Some of the tallest buildings including One Queensbridge, West Side Place Tower, and Crown Sydney have been approved for construction while Australia 108 and Brisbane Skytower are under construction. The tallest buildings in Oceania are outlined below.
1. Queensland Number One
Q1 is the tallest skyscraper in Australia and the seventh tallest residential building in the world. The building is located in the suburb of Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast, Queensland. At 1,058 feet, Q1 has a floor count of 78 including two basement floors. The construction of Q1 began in 2002 before the building was officially opened in November 2005. The form of the building was emboldened by the Sydney 2000 Olympic torch and the Sydney Opera house. The building was named in honor of the Australia’s Olympic sculling team members of the 1920s, Q1.
2. Eureka Tower
Eureka Tower is a 975-foot building located in Melbourne, Australia's second largest city. The construction of the 91-storey building began in August 2002 and was completed in October 2006 at a cost of US$415 million. The building took its name from the Eureka Stockade which was a Victorian Gold Rush rebellion of 1854. Currently, it is the sixteenth tallest residential building in the world and the building with the highest number of floors for residential use in the world. It can also be categorized as the tallest building in three categories in which heights are considered according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
3. 120 Collins Street
120 Collins Street is a skyscraper located in Melbourne, Australia. The construction of the 869-foot building began in 1989 and was completed in 1991. 120 Collins Street comprises of 50 levels of office accommodation and four levels of plants. At the time of its completion in 1991, the building had a roof height of 722 feet with a 147-foot spire at the top. It became the tallest building in Oceania for 14 years until it was surpassed by Q1 in 2005. 120 Collins Street is currently the third tallest building in Australia after Q1 and Eureka Tower. It is a postmodern style building which pays its homage to the grand Art Deco buildings of New York.
4. 101 Collins Street
101 Collins Street is an 853-foot skyscraper located in Melbourne, Australia. The construction of the building was completed in 1991. It is currently the fourth-tallest building in Australia. it was constructed at the site of the CRA building which had to be demolished in order to create space for its construction. 101 Collins Street has 57 floors and a 197-foot tall spire. The building is made up of double glazed windows which are coated with tempered glasses to increase thermal efficiency.