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
$4.5m
Traditional Country
Wurundjeri/Boon Wurrung

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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