Melbourne property developer
Riverlee has unveiled a new architectural icon on Flinders Street with apartment project
108 Flinders – a building that aims to reflect the diversity of its urban context through its varying facades.
Situated at the top end of Flinders Street between Exhibition and Russell Streets, the 190-apartment project designed by
Fender Katsalidis Architects features two differing facades, one facing Flinders Street and the other ACDC Lane, that echo their unique environments.
Its Flinders Street facade is a response to the surrounding urbanity and takes inspiration from the steel character of the tram and rail lines the building faces.
Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects said of the rear façade: “It is designed to respond to the grainy richness of ACDC Lane and, with the inclusion of a new restaurant, enhance the culture of the precinct.”
Integrated into the façade is a striking urban scale art wall created by Australia’s eminent graphic artist, Garry Emery.
While enriching the laneway, this active façade can be individually operated by the residents to create privacy screens and in so doing, becomes a constantly activated large scale art piece.
108 Flinders Exterior[/caption]“Our practice enjoys, wherever possible, to create an architecture that contributes to the richness of our city through the thoughtful integration of art into the building fabric, often working in close collaboration with Melbourne artists,” Mr Fender said.
Riverlee sales and marketing director Kristine Lee said, “We believe at 108 Flinders we have achieved an urbane home that gives Melbournians the chance to live, work and play in the CBD without compromising on anything.”
Launched in 2010, 108 Flinders is now completely sold out with 80 per cent of apartments snapped up in the first few months of sales.