Why Glenvill's YarraBend in Melbourne was dubbed the world's future most liveable suburb

Cubic House, part of the reincarnation of the former Alphington Paper Mill site, is one of a number of residential components of YarraBend

Why Glenvill's YarraBend in Melbourne was dubbed the world's future most liveable suburb
YarraBend's proximity to Melbourne. Image supplied

YarraBend in Melbourne's Alphington was named as the future "world’s most liveable suburb,” by The Future Lab, one of the world's most renowned futures consultancies, in 2018.

They expect it to become the world's most liveable suburb by 2025, topping cities around the world such as San Francisco, Stockholm, Seattle and Toronto.

"Suburbs of the future will generate their own energy, contain their own innovation hubs, monitor our health levels, check our wellbeing, even crowdsource civic engagement at the tap of a screen," Future Lab advised.

"Developments such as YarraBend are at the forefront of profound cultural shifts in which people – and buildings – are optimising everything, which is why we’ve identified that it will become the World’s Most Liveable Suburb in the future."

Since it was dubbed to be the world's most liveable suburb three years ago, the developer Glenvill, doubled down on factors like communities being optimised through technology and design, supporting convenience, wellbeing, connectedness, collaboration and sustainability.

Glenvill partnered with the renowned teams at DKO Architecture, Multiple, Technē Architecture + Interior Design to create YarraBend, complete with four parks, a state of the art health and wellness centre, complete with an indoor spa, yoga and spin rooms with virtual reality and real life classes, massage rooms, Technogym equipment and an indoor pool.

They also focused on community initiatives like a gallery space, art installations and an annual art prize for local artists valued at $50,000 over five years.

There is also an indoor and outdoor cinema bookable via the YarraBend app, as well as many a rooftop terrace, home to lounges, barbeque facilities and more.

Another facility available to all residents across the six precincts; Mills, Parkview, Artisan, Heritage, River Quarter and Outer Circle, is the WorkLab, an innovative co-working space convenient especially for those who dread commuting.

Located a short stroll from anywhere in YarraBend, residents can book a space any time at one of the multiple workstations, the meeting room or lounge area.

Dubbed as the world’s first Tesla Town, the suburb will also feature Telsa Powerwalls in select residences to reduce energy costs and offer electric car charging points.

YarraBend will also play home to an artisanal food district, curated by one of Australia’s top chefs, Scott Pickett, boasting popular restaurants, cafes and bars.

Cubic House, part of the reincarnation of the former Alphington Paper Mill site, is one of a number of residential components of YarraBend.

The contemporary apartment building of 89 apartments, designed by dko and Technē Architecture, is slated for completion in 2024, toward the final stages of the whole of YarraBend.

Cubic House will comprise primarily one and two-bedroom apartments. Its completion will be toward the final stages of YarraBend.

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Jordan Fidler

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Jordan is a journalist at Urban.com.au. His focus is shining a spotlight on some of Australia's best apartment developments and their features

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