Five key selling points of Dahua’s Hawthorn East apartment development, Hawthorn Park

Dahua Group recently completed their $300 million Hawthorn East apartment development Hawthorn Park, their biggest apartment development in Melbourne

Five key selling points of Dahua’s Hawthorn East apartment development, Hawthorn Park
The treetop views from Hawthorn Park. Image supplied

Dahua Group recently completed their $300 million Hawthorn East apartment development Hawthorn Park, their biggest apartment development in Melbourne.

They had architecture firm Rothelowman, one of Australia’s leading architecture practices, collaborate with the landscape architect Jack Merlo on the Camberwell Road development of 330 residences.

Now the development is complete, Urban has taken a look at five of the key selling points of Hawthorn Park.

The Developer

Dahua Group was established in 1988 in Shanghai and was established in Victoria in 2014, a year before they entered New South Wales. In 2017 they completed their first apartment development in Melbourne, the 91 apartment block Noir in South Yarra.

Led by managing director William Huang, Dahua has currently a number of master planned communities across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. 

The Architect

The Melbourne-based, but very much internationally renowned architecture firm Rothelowman handled the unique design of Hawthorn Park.

“Dahua Group wanted a sense of community and tranquillity in a common garden setting as a transition from the hustle/bustle of Camberwell road” Rothelowman senior associate Frances Hall told Urban.

“All of the colours inside and outside were influenced by tones found in nature.  Hence the name Hawthorn Park.”

Read more: Urban spoke with Rothelowman about the design of Hawthorn Park

The Amenities

Hawthorn Park’s striking 25 metre floating lap pool with glass bottom immediately catches the eye, acting as a bridge between two of the four buildings.

Rothelowman said it was the feature of the development they were most looking forward to seeing.

“We were most excited about delivering the pool bridge as it is testament to our collaboration with the contractor Hickory Group and the consultant team, to realise a design which resolves many complex requirements,” Rothelowman’s Frances Hall said.

As well as the pool, Hawthorn Park features a fully-equipped gym with a yoga and meditation studio and massage suites, a sky lounge, hammock lounge, an indoor residents lounge and a garden pavilion.

The Landscaping

One of Australia’s leading landscape architects Jack Merlo created the central park and a series of garden spaces through Hawthorn Park, with the plan to soften and complement the built form. 

“Our brief was also to find a balance between providing a level of privacy in communal spaces while also providing spaces for residents to enjoy with friends,” Merlo told Urban. “We have achieved this with a design that caters for larger groups and smaller so it can be used by everyone for any occasion.

“Dahua wanted to use landscaping wherever possible, so we also have spaces like the Eastern Courtyard that provides light, greenery and a view for residents.”

Read more: Jack Merlo sheds light on the landscape design for Hawthorn Park

The Location

Located in one of Melbourne’s most blue chip suburbs, the Hawthorn East development is surrounded by heritage homes and buildings, cafes, boutiques and bars, as well as a well connected public transport system.

The major train and tram lines that provide services into the Melbourne CBD only six kilometres away.

Residents will be surrounded by nature by being within walking distance of Fritsch Holzer Park, and a cycle to the trail that lines the Yarra River.

There’s a number of educational institutions nearby, ranging from primary school to university campuses.

Read more: Urban gave a full walking tour of what is around Hawthorn Park

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Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and new developments across the country

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