40 STOREYS OF GREEN
Melbourne isn’t called one of the most liveable cities in the world* for no reason — offering the best in culture, sport, food and events, alongside a plethora of green space; it really does have it all. It’s this unique lifestyle, together with Melbourne’s design consciousness across everything from fashion, food, coffee and architecture that has inspired Melbourne Quarter’s East Tower apartments.
Designed by Karl Fender of Fender Katsilidis Architects to take in the best city views of Melbourne’s CBD, the Yarra River and Docklands, the residential towers also ticks boxes with proximity, connectivity to transport and walkability (our residential neighbourhood has a 99 per cent walkscore rating**), as well as sustainability initiatives and the introduction of new technologies to promote convenience and connection.
In a neighbourhood that endeavours to bleed green, residences will include more energy efficient appliances, and feature rainwater harvesting and recycled water for garden irrigation in shared public spaces.
Head of Apartments for Lendlease’s Urban Regeneration business Ben Christie said, “There is a conscious effort to minimise electricity, gas and potable water use as customers become more conscious of not only being more environmentally friendly, but minimising their cost-of-living expenses too.”
“Many of our residents have come to expect these green apartment features as standard, and we will continue to see customers place a high value on energy-efficient living. Our apartment developments in Melbourne Quarter are registered for or targeting a 5 Star Green Star rating, which represent a nationally leading position.”
Ensuring the precinct is up to speed, wireless connections have made their way not only into shared library and communal spaces within buildings, but outside in nearby parks, playgrounds, gardens and open green spaces.
Christie explains, “Technology services within lobbies and shared communal spaces will use smart systems including online booking platforms, storage systems and digital lifestyle services to connect residents within the community.”
Some may say that in a city framed around its parks, the biggest selling point for our residences is the precinct’s green space and gardens. Designed by Aspect Oculus, Titree Park at the centre of the residential precinct is also unique in structure and layout, bringing parkland right to the middle of the city — a benefit for residents and the public at large.
* According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Liveability Index, 2018