Yarra's Edge

Melbourne's latest public art installation arrives at Docklands

Yarra's Edge is now home to Melbourne's latest piece of public art. At the foot of Mirvac's latest development within the Docklands precinct, a 50-metre artwork by Melbourne artist Tracy Sarroff has taken place. Rising from the Yarra, the sculpture consists of 16 buoyant crystalline shards made from opaque acrylic that ebb and flow with the tide, and change colour as pedestrians transit the immediate area. The shards which rise up to six metres...
Array at Yarra's Edge. Image courtesy of Mirvac.

A tour of Mirvac's Array at Yarra's Edge

Urban Melbourne was recently invited on a tour of Array, the seventh of Mirvac's Yarra’s Edge towers, which features dual multi-level East and West penthouses. The visit included a walkthrough of the $8 million 425m2 East Penthouse, comprising four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a butler’s kitchen, a private lift and a double height living and entertaining area which opens out onto a terrace offering impressive views of Melbourne’s skyline. How's the...

Yarra Point the 2014 belle of the ball

The recent HIA Victorian Housing Awards saw Yarra Point within Mirvac's Yarra's Edge precinct collect the honours for Victoria's best apartment complex 2014. With the tower's 201 apartments 100% sold, the development will go on to contest the Apartment Complex category at the national HIA awards during 2015. The sixth tower of Mirvac's Yarra's Edge precinct, the project was launched during late 2010 with 50% subscribed at launch to Mirvac...

Cruising on the edge

Last week I was afforded the privilege of cruising down the Yarra River as part of Mirvac's media launch for their Wharf's Entrance development at Yarra's Edge . As usual I had my trusty camera in tow and decided to capture parts the vista from a different perspective: on the water. Please enjoy the visual essay below on a superb late winter Melbourne day.
Forge marks the beginning of Wharf's Entrance

Yarra's Edge Forges Ahead

First covered by Urban Melbourne some months ago , Mirvac officially launched their Wharf's Entrance development yesterday by way of a river cruise down the Yarra to the site with Yarra's Edge. Under a glorious Melbourne day, Mirvac shared its vision for the precinct and touched on the experiences and insights gained from earlier stages within the Yarra's Edge precinct. Cruising down the Yarra courtesy of Mirvac. Wharf’s Entrance, so-named in...

Development & Planning

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 00:00
Melbourne Airport owner Asia Pacific Airports Corporation (APAC) is facilitating a new hotel development on airport land that will see two new operators take up a combined 464 suites. In documents that are available for public viewing , APAC has identified Novotel and Ibis as likely operators of the 4-4.5-star hotels.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 00:00
Gamuda Land is set to unveil an impressive collection of artwork for the soon to be completed 661 Chapel St development in South Yarra. Andy Dinan, Director of Mars Gallery which is renowned for exhibiting and promoting contemporary Australian artists, has been invited to specially curate the art collection throughout the development; included will be some of Australia’s most collected artists.

Visual Melbourne

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00
The various spaces and elements which combine to form RMIT's New Academic Street (NAS) have progressively begun to open to students and visitors alike. I was recently fortunate enough to be part of an informal group tour through the completed spaces within NAS, led by Harrison and White which had a hand in the project.

Transport & Design

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 07:01
As part of its $88 million redevelopment, the State Library of Victoria (SLV) is providing Victorian apprentices, trainees and cadets with the opportunity to help with its transformation as part of its Vision 2020. The expansive project will create additional space for public use, restore and reopen the Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, and reinstate the historic Russell Street entrance.

Sustainability & Environment

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:00
One of the world’s more unique International design competitions - The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) 2018 - has come to Melbourne. Sponsored by the State Government of Victoria, the competition opened in early January but was officially launched on Saturday, Feb 10 th as part of the Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne.