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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...
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Development & Planning

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00
Designed by Bruce Henderson Architects, the proposal includes 14 levels with ground floor retail and over 100 apartments. Orion Group International is the proponent. A spokesperson for Orion confirmed more than 50% of the building's apartments will have a 2 bedroom configuration and a healthy number of 1 and 3 bedroom configurations.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 00:00
Toorak Park is the outcome of a decade of development overtones for an expansive and formerly underutilised site abutting Toorak Station. Few projects across Melbourne are larger in terms of site size, with developer Lendlease over recent months applying the finishing touches to 446 apartments and 18 townhouses across a host of buildings.

Visual Melbourne

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 07:00
The former site of John Batman's home, Batman's Hill is entering the final stages of its redevelopment. Collins Square's final tower has begun its skyward ascent, as has Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter Commercial and Residential precinct already. Melbourne Quarter's first stage is at construction and involves a new 12-storey home for consultancy firm Arup along with a skypark.

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Transport & Design

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:00
First mooted early last year, the long awaited facelift to Rebecca Walk looks set to proceed following a call out for "40 energetic street food traders" back in January of this year and planning approvals. New plans were conceived for the largely empty row of pods which occupy the under croft of the Flinders St Viaduct adjacent to Batman Park on the CBD's Northbank.

Sustainability & Environment

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 12:00
The recent BDAV Building Design Awards once more showcased the talents and expertise of Victoria's building designers. 2017 was the 22nd year of the BDAV Design Awards, which aims to "profile excellence in building design, as well as profiling the importance of the building design profession to both the building industry and to the broader community." One project that ticked the boxes was Green Edge.