The Esplanade Apartments are located in the bayside suburb of St Kilda, on a site which has uninterrupted views south across Port Philip Bay.
HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards, Apartment Project of the Year, 2008
City of Port Phillip Design Development Awards, Best New Development, 2007
Victorian HIA-CSR Awards, Award for Apartments (High Density Housing), 2007
The building consists of 89 apartments and townhouses, two basement carparks and a retail tenancy on the Esplanade which connects to the adjacent Esplanade Hotel. The simplicity of the facade works to not only frame the neighbouring Hotel, but also acts to unify the various apartment planning configurations. The resultant building forms a sculptural addition to the St Kilda foreshore.
London based Claudio Silvestrin and Hecker Phelan Guthrie collaborated with Fender Katsalidis on the interiors.
Melbourne’s acceptance of the development was shown by the building being awarded the 2007 City of Port Phillip Design Development Award – Best New Development.