HANCOCK STREET SOUTHBANK VIC


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35–51 Hancock Street in Southbank VIC is located in a gateway position on a site characterised by unique proportions. The challenges of the site have created an opportunity to design a truly unique project.

The universal ideas of amenity, common recreational facilities, apartment size, mix and vertical living merge with the unique geometry and gateway position of the building. Creating a slender structure when viewed from key nodes (including Clarendon Street and the Motorway), the building opens up to the south providing an opportunity to create an architectural response that not only provides vast views to the south but also contributes to the fabric of the city.

It’s position when viewed from the south provides an ideal opportunity to improve the visual landscape of the immediate surrounds. Likewise, at ground floor, we see an opportunity to activate the streetscape with retail and commercial uses. The transparency of our ground floor on all three sides of the western side of the site fronting Clarendon Street, coupled with “greening” of all three sides, will see a vast improvement of what is currently a serious urban wasteland.

The building itself will accommodate:

  • approximately 220 units consisting of 1 and 2 bedroom units
  • ground floor retail and commercial use
  • residential amenities such as a gym, pool, business centre and cinema
  • a green roof or 'sky park'

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