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Docklands update June 2016: Victoria Harbour

Following on from last week's Docklands construction update on NewQuay and Harbour Town , is an update on the Victoria Harbour precinct being delivered by Lend Lease. Construction has been constant on the peninsula site, just as one project is finishes another begins. At the moment construction is centred largely to the west with a series of large scale residential buildings at various stages of their construction programmes. The built form of...

Now and then: Victoria Harbour during 2015 and 2005

The pace of construction activity continues to quicken at Victoria Harbour as Lend Lease cashes in on the seemingly endless demand for apartments. Their Docklands precinct currently sees seven residential towers at various stages of construction, a far cry from the solitary project on the radar during 2005. Add a number of ongoing infrastructure and civic projects within the precinct and the level of development activity within the waterside hub...

A Sister Act: 839-899 Collins Street, Victoria Harbour

When the first images of 889 Collins Street surfaced , eagle-eyed readers would have noticed a second identical set of towers in the background. Having initially brushed it off as artistic license to populate a render I was surprised to learn that the development would in fact consist of four overall towers or two sets of twin towers along the north bank of Victoria Harbour. Aerial of sites within Victoria Harbour. © City of Melbourne Designed...

889 Collins Street next for Lend Lease's Victoria Harbour?

The next installment of Lend Lease's Victoria Harbour precinct appears to be near with a clutch of images online prior to the project heading through the necessary channels. Eagle-eyed Urban Melbourne member Nicholas Harrison unearthed the images of 889 Collins Street which have appeared on a handful of Chinese property websites. It must be said Urban Melbourne's grasp of Chinese is not exactly up to scratch so we're not inferring the apartments...
Docklands Family Services & Boating Hub from Buluk Park. © Hayball

Building a Community: Docklands Family Services & Boating Hub

The first decade of Docklands was about buildings. The focus has now shifted to delivering the facilities that are the building blocks of a thriving community. Gregory Anderson, CEO of Places Victoria. Located on the Collins Street Wharf along the Victoria Harbour waterfront, the Docklands Family Services & Boating Hub (DFSBH) is the second community facility to be delivered through a unique tripartite model between Places Victoria, Lend...

Talking up Docklands' newest showpiece

Docklands and the term 'showpiece' have yet to become close friends, at least within our context. The suburb's newest venue, Library by the Dock, will go some way to correcting that assertion as the venue prepares for its opening on Saturday 31st May. Conceived by Clare Design , documented by Hayball, Library at the Dock is a welcome contrast to Victoria Harbour's existing architecture and is designed as a multi-purpose centre consisting of...

Development & Planning

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 00:00
With the release of Infrastructure Victoria’s first ever 30-year infrastructure strategy, the state is set to discuss the draft’s proposed developments and projects before the review of the final strategy in parliament in late 2016. The blueprint aims to address areas in need of improvement including congestion and housing.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:00
The New Urban Agenda was officially adopted in Quito, Ecuador in the last plenary of the Habitat III conference. The agenda provides a 20-year “roadmap” to guide sustainable urban development globally. The text of the New Urban Agenda itself was agreed well before Habitat III at the UN General Assembly in September, during an extraordinary informal negotiation session that lasted for more than 30 hours.

Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 17:00
Melbourne’s architectural landscape is a wonderful juxtaposition of modern and Victorian architecture. Although the CBD has been peppered with many skyscrapers, its historical structures have won Melbourne the title of “Australia’s most European city”.

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Transport & Design

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 08:30
The recent approval of Sterling Global 's mixed-use tower at 383 La Trobe Street adds to the influx of towers with international influence leaving their mark not only on Melbourne's skyline, but the city's streetscapes. The $700 million mixed-use tower, a collaboration between French design architect Ateliers Jean Nouvel and local Australian executive architect Architectus, has been designed with people at its core.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:00
Timber mid-rise buildings are becoming the preferred choice for many stakeholders in Melbourne, due to a combination of factors, including cost-effectiveness, liveability, ease and efficiency of construction. Within the recent National Construction Code change, Deemed-To-Satisfy provisions allow mid-rise timber construction for buildings up to 25 metres “effective height” (typically, eight storeys).