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Location Melbourne, Victoria Client Grocon Role QV- Masterplanners, Retail & Podium Architects QV1 & QV2 - Architects & Masterplanners Program… Read More
Location Melbourne, Victoria Client Grocon Role QV- Masterplanners, Retail & Podium Architects QV1 & QV2 - Architects & Masterplanners Program Retail, Hospitality, Public Realm, Residential Architecture & Interior Design Completed QV -2004, QV1 - 2005, QV2 - 2003 Value QV - $ 450m, QV1- $100m, QV2- $30m JV Partners Qv1 - John Wardle Architects, QV2 - McBride, Charles, Ryan Awards QV - Property Council of Australia Award for Mixed Use Development, 2007 RAIA Award The Melbourne Prize, 2005 RAIA Award Urban Design, 2004 Australian Award for Urban Design Urban Development, 2004 QV2 - RAIA Architecture Award Multiple Residential Design, 2005 Read Less
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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 19th century history, while celebrating the life of the city through contemporary architecture and design.

The design was informed by the model of Melbourne’s laneways as the generator of urban form. 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.

A further challenge for this project is 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.