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Capitol Grand, Melbourne

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Capitol Grand
South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Capitol Grand is a new residential and retail development designed to exploit South Yarra’s vibrant mix of culture, dining and shopping. The dynamic, two level retail takes advantage of the level changes on site and creates new connections and interested laneway experiences authentic to Melbourne. The retail loop is flooded with natural light, and its dynamic shape has informed the soft form and facade expression of both residential buildings.

The 180m residential tower brings together three elliptical forms, ensuring that light and shadows play across its surface. The design creates an elegant, slender composition of dynamic character, changing with one’s viewpoint and the weather. The tower top is expressed differently by reducing the mass to create a unique iconic tower worthy of its landmark location.

Entered through a new paved garden square, the sheltered porte cochere leads from the hotel-like ground floor to residences and penthouses of exceptional quality, generous in scale and proportion, and crafted from beautiful materials with meticulous care. This is an environment which is truly metropolitan, yet provides a place of sanctuary. Capitol Grand Club gives residents access to a pool, gymnasium, club lounge and elevated gardens, all offering a calm contrast to the energetic neighbourhood below. The pool pavilion extends into the garden, with perimeter skylights that capture that soften the water experience, contributing to an atmosphere of calm contemplation.

Client
LK Property Group

Area
100,000 sqm, 51 storeys, 410 apartments

Completion
2019