I can't think of a better case study than Lygon Street, East Brunswick when judging the interface between old and new, particularly given the robust construction activity over the strip in the last few years. Smith Street, Collingwood comes close but Lygon Street serves as an excellent example of existing dated buildings and new apartment blocks intertwining along an established transport corridor.
From historic buildings through to both questionable and exemplary contemporary apartment buildings, Lygon Street in this part of the world has on show the full gamut of what a modern urban Melbourne has to offer. With the below image set taken early autumn, the intent is to revisit the area once more next year to judge how much has changed on and within the vicinity of Lygon Street.
For now enjoy the image set below, with a particular eye toward the melding of old and new. An excellent outcome or frictional, overdeveloped chaos? Opinions do vary but in a modern higher-density Melbourne, does it get better than this?