Victoria One by Elenberg Fraser

Victoria One

Victoria-One-by-Elenberg-Fraser-01We used to be told that we would love every little piece of Victoria, and Elenberg Fraser has taken this on board. You can now find every little piece of Victoria in our new building Victoria One, on the northern edge of Melbourne’s CBD.
Victoria OneThis is the next chapter in Elenberg Fraser’s story of rejuvenation for Melbourne’s northern corner. The form and façade of this mixed-use tower recalls Victoria’s famous landscapes – the gardens, waterfalls, rainforests, waterways and beaches that make up this southern state.
Victoria OneThe fluid façade appears soft and yielding like the local parks, oceans and rivers. Green glazing with gold highlights gives a botanic feel. The fins – which appropriately also assist with wind and sun protection – are shimmering silver, shifting like the currents of a stream or leaves being shaken with rain.
Victoria OneThe story continues inside, as the fins peel away from the diagonal corners of the building, exposing the life within. You’d never guess, but the building contains automated car parking concealed behind a layer of apartments in the podium facing Elizabeth and Franklin streets.
Victoria OneThese activated facades keep the inhabitation of the building alive, adding vibrancy day and night. You enter into Victoria One through the tactile lobby area, with the best of nature and artifice. Polished stone, forest green soft furnishings, rolling lighting installations and digital interfaces create a sanctuary and meeting place.
Victoria OneFor residents of the 629 apartments, there are three floors of communal spaces that again touch on the great outdoors and give a sense of community within. Mid level offers a pool, sauna and steam rooms and a fitness club, with views across the market, out to the Macedon Ranges and across Melbourne.
Victoria OneThere is also a garden lounge retreat and dining facilities with a kitchen and bar. Way up top there are lounge spaces and television screens to catch up on your favourite film or series. The palette of materials is inspired by the environment outdoors with elemental tones and textures – earth, rock, water and vegetation.
Victoria OneThere’s those of us who dream about spending nights in the wild, under the stars – we’ve created something that comes pretty close, only better. If you loved every little piece of Victoria, then you’re bound to love every little piece of Victoria One.
Victoria OneLocation: Melbourne, Australia
Architects: Elenberg Fraser
Project Manager: Sinclair Brook
Town Planner: Urbis Pty Ltd
Building Surveyor: Gardner Group Pty Ltd
Land Surveyor: Bosco Jonson Pty Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership
Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group
Facade Engineer: Aureon Australia
Services Engineer: Murchie Consulting Pty Ltd
Fire Engineer: EDAW (AECOM)
Acoustic Engineer: Acoustic Logic Consultancy
Traffic Engineer: Ratio Consulting Pty Ltd
Wind Engineer: Vipac
Waste Consultant: Leigh Design
Year: 2014
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