Yarra One is a residential development redefining amenity and providing an urban space for the community and its neighbours. The tower’s elliptical form and orthogonal wings takes its place among the South Yarra skyline, while the extensive timber trellis enclosing the atrium creates a calming space and sense of retreat.
On the ground plane, the primary entry point is announced by a tapered stone portal rendered in silver ash marble that opens-up to Claremont Street. Inside, the stone cladding continues through to the lobby. The mailroom and lift lobby are wallpapered with marble and gum fluted timber for an arrival experience that is calm and inviting. Stone joints are articulated with a bronze profile that creates a space-scaling grid and gentle reminder of the super-scaled trellis over the atrium.
Yarra One’s apartments were designed with rich textures and refined detailing, as well as bespoke joinery, ample storage and purchaser-determined material selections. A number of apartments were designed in line with Liveable Housing Australia’s gold level standard, giving residents the opportunity to adapt their apartments as their needs change.
Both the residences and common amenity spaces feature finely grained timber floors and honed marble benchtops providing a continued language across spaces.
A marquee feature of the building’s design is the extensive timber-look trellis nestled into the podium with elevated planter beds. Sunlight filters through the lattice form, illuminating the public space and adding to the precinct’s dynamic and ever-changing energy. There is a reference of the outline of the tower with the curved slab to the roof of the atrium. The predominant feature ’V’ column centred in the atrium grounds the surrounding trellis.
The town hall concept for a public space completes the wider picture for the precinct with the sheltered atrium acting as a contemporary forum where people can gather, take a break or unwind. The carved-out space also serves as a connecting thoroughfare for pedestrians to walk from Chapel to Claremont Street, through to South Yarra Station.