QV

QV is an urban village occupying an entire block in the heart of the city of Melbourne. The urban strategy of the project was to create a precinct responsive to Melbourne’s nineteenth-century history, while celebrating the life of the city through contemporary architecture and design.

Client
Overland Properties
Location
Melbourne
Completed
2015
Value
$450
Traditional Country
Wurundjeri/Boon Wurrung
Photography
John Gollings and Dianna Snape

The challenge for this project was to simulate the richness and diversity of the city, created over more than one hundred years of accumulated history, in a single, purpose built complex.

The site was divided into a number of discrete pedestrian precincts: a city within a city. Fronting Swanston Street and adjoining the State Library, the project also negotiates a course between the demands of shop front, retail architecture and the civic responsibilities of public architecture.

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