38 Clarke Street

38 Clarke Street


Located on a prominent corner site on City Road and Clarke Street, LAS Group engaged FK to design and deliver a 25-storey residential tower. The development will offer 188 one- and two-bedroom apartments in the heart of Southbank.

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Melbourne, Australia


LAS Group


21, 957sqm



Traditional Custodians

Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung peoples

Addressing the unique challenges of a flood-zone site, the design elevates the building’s entrance 2.5m above street level, creating a lobby space off Clarke Street and unlocking a lower ground level that will accommodate residential wellness amenities, including a pool, spa and gym overlooking the vibrant streetscape.

In an area known for its glass high-rises, 38 Clarke Street will stand apart, with the tower’s lower- level expression taking cues from Southbank’s industrial heritage. The distinctive warm red brick facade and arched windows will evoke the area’s 19th-century character, creating a human-scale warmth at street level. The rich texture combined with an off-form concrete canopy at the base of the building will create a welcoming pedestrian experience.

As the tower ascends, the materiality shifts to light, warm- toned concrete blades, creating shaded balcony spaces while passively reducing solar heat gain.