Planning approval was recently granted for a major residential apartment scheme on The Buchan Group’s former studio site at 133 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne. The new development paves the way for an exemplary, highly-considered architectural form within the industrial fabric of the area.
The 9 storey complex, for Starland Pacific Group, delivered in conjunction with Development and Project Managers, PDS Group, will comprise 165 apartments and 150 basement carpark spaces. The proposed scheme sensitively responds to the surrounding urban grain and context of the area. A robust selection of materials has been carefully considered to provide a sense of depth and grain, capturing the essence of the site’s industrial context and imbuing its historical DNA in the design.
The façade provides a sense of movement through the glimmering reflection of sunlight filtered through the prominent Rosslyn Street tree scape. It is envisaged the building will transfigure and modulate, reflecting the colour, textures and hues of the changing seasons, expressed through a detailed collage of colour tones and reflective glazing. The sale of apartments is set to commence in April 2016, with construction expected to begin later this year. Source by Starland Pacific Group.
Location: West Melbourne, Australia
Architects: The Buchan Group
Project Team: Nick Nigro (Principal), David Fantini (Project Architect), Jacqui Jeavons (Architectural Assistant), Bartosz Pisz (Designer), Maxwell Raphael (Interior Designer)
Structure: Multi-unit residential apartment scheme
Clients: Starland Pacific Group, PDS Group – Development and Project Manager
Images: Artists impressions by The Buchan Group, Courtesy of Starland Pacific Group