This speculative proposal was prepared to investigate design and urban options for the soon to be vacant Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre site in East Melbourne. The site offers unparalleled amenity in terms of views across both City and Park, and proximity to the finest neighbourhood Melbourne City has to offer.
St. Andrew’s Court was envisaged as superior and expansive homes in a courtyard setting, maximising penthouses, roof top gardens, and views to gardens. Minimum sizes of 120m2, and a maximum of 230 apartments created a highly exclusive owner occupied skylight.
The Project sought to minimise overshadowing of the Fitzroy gardens, and to connect the building to the greater urban form of the city, whilst providing the maximum number of sweeping views across the parklands.
Overall the proposal created a cutting edge planning solution that opened the site to the surrounding streets, created a high end public space contribution, and accommodated a series of what will be the most extraordinary homes, in the most stunning location, in the most livable city.
The scheme form rises to the northern Cathedral place to maximise views from internal courtyard and western apartments across to the Fitzroy gardens. Landscape within the courtyard is verdant – Australian natural bush and fern landscape from the Dandenongs, complete with natural boulders, billabong pools connected to the buildings water system, and native flowering gums to attract native birds.
Australian natural bush and fern landscape complete with natural boulders, and flowering gums attract native birds.
This location and the surrounding views demand a maximisation of penthouse and roof terrace accommodation.