The multi-residential nominees for the 2022 Victorian Architecture Awards announced

The Multiple Housing category honours the best architecture in the multi-residential sector, from the striking high-rise towers that define the city skyline, to low-rise projects and townhouses across the state.

The multi-residential nominees for the 2022 Victorian Architecture Awards announced
The multi-residential nominees for the 2022 Victorian Architecture Awards announced

The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the innovative work of Victorian architects.

The Institute also acknowledge the awards as a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture not only within Victoria, but across Australia and internationally also.

The Multiple Housing category honours the best architecture in the multi-residential sector, from the striking high-rise towers that define the city skyline, to low-rise projects and townhouses across the state.

It was no surprise to see the likes of Fender Katsalidis make the list. They had three projects featured; Australia 108, Queens Place, and Paragon. Cox Architecture have two nominations They also worked on Queens Place with FK, and were recognised for the designs of the first stage of Melbourne Square.

We've taken a look at some of the nominated projects in more detail.

Australia 108

Developer: World Class Global

Architect: Fender Katsalidis 

Developed by World Class Global, Australia 108 is one of Melbourne's most well known, and well regarded, buildings.

Having completed construction toward the end of 2020, the striking tower, offering the highest residences in the Southern Hemisphere, was designed by FK, whose goal was to form a bridge between earth and sky.

With its now signature "gold starburst" on the exterior of the building 60 levels up, no doubt a point to the sky feature from the street, the apartment complex features hotel-quality amenities, including grand lobbies, a ground-floor lounge and porte-cochére.

Australia 108, on Southbank Boulevard, sits next to Eureka Tower, also talked about as one of Melbourne's best buildings. That too was designed by the team at Fender Katsalidis.

Queens Place

Developer: 3L Alliance

Architect: Cox Architecture & Fender Katsalidis 

The master plan represents a competition-winning design for 3L Alliance, completed as a joint venture between Fender Katsalidis and Cox Architecture.

Conceived as a twin tower development, the design of Tower One features an 80-storey residential building with five-level podium, enriching the ground plane through new linkages and an enhanced public setting within the Queen Victoria Market precinct.

Comprising one, two and three-bedroom apartments, the residences are a collaboration between Cox Architecture, Fender Katsalidis Architects and Hecker Guthrie, offering a choice of finish levels, amenity and view opportunities.

Melbourne Square (Stage One)

Developer: OSK Property 

Architect: Cox Architecture 

Rising about Melbourne’s internationally acclaimed Arts Precinct, Melbourne Square is at 93-119 Kavanagh Street.

In partnership with Cox Architecture and Carr Design, OSK Property have delivered a five-acre mixed-development with two residential towers soaring above – the East and West Tower.

The residences on offer are an array of premium two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, alongside a wide range of in-house exclusive amenity.

The contoured terraces of the podium connect to the streets of Southbank across the new gardens, piazzas, cafés, retail outlets and supermarket.

Boasting an expansive 14,000 sqm of private and public facilities, the first stage of the Melbourne Square precinct features a host of considered integrations to encourage an active lifestyle, including a full-line Woolworths supermarket, 3,745 sqm public park and 87-place childcare centre.

Avenue

Developer: Skelton

Architect: ADDARC

Brighton East’s luxury townhome collection, Avenue, offers nine three-bedroom residences with Japanese and minimalist influence.

Delivered by Skelton and designed by ADDARC and Jack Merlo, Avenue offers private balconies, ground-floor courtyards, cascading greenery and bespoke kitchens.

Double glazing, custom bathroom cabinetry and 4.4-metre-high gabled windows also feature within these luxury homes.

Full list of awardees in the multiple housing category:

Balfe Park Lane | Kerstin Thompson Architects

Nightingale Ballarat | Breathe

Women's Property Initiatives Older Women's Housing | Studio Bright 

Australia 108 | Fender Katsalidis

Paragon | Fender Katsalidis 

Queens Place | Fender Katsalidis / Cox Architecture

Fitzroy House | Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Sarah Sands | Jackson Clements Burrows Architects 

St Albans Housing | NMBW Architecture Studio in association with Monash Art, Design & Architecture (MADA)

Merri Green | Chamberlain Architects

Terrace House | Austin Maynard Architects

Patrick Walsh Apartments | Allen Kong Architect

Object 07 | Object Subject Architecture

Avenue | ADDARC

231 Napier Street | Edition Office 

380 Lonsdale | Elenberg Fraser

Premier Tower | Elenberg Fraser

Eternity Life Apartments | k20 Architecture

Melbourne Square Stage 01 | Cox Architecture

17 Union Street | BKK Architects with Clare Cousins Architects

Alison Warters

Alison Warters

Alison Warters is a property journalist for Urban, based in Sydney. Alison is especially interested in the evolution of the New Build/Development space, when it comes to design innovation and sustainability.

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