Yarra One is a residential development providing a new urban space to unwind and connect for the community and neighbours of Forrest Hill alike.
INDE Awards, Finalist - The Multi-Residential Building, 2022
The Urban Developer Awards, Finalist - Development of the Year - High-Density Residential, 2021
Interior Design Excellence Awards, Finalist - Residential Multi, 2021
The tower’s façade comprises a glazed curtain wall with glass balustrading to the balconies, providing each apartment with a spectrum of orientations and views. The building’s orthogonal shoulders and slender linear form speaks directly to the existing language of the neighbouring towers and anchors it in its context. The elliptical tower is a balanced and slender counterpoint with the rising oval form signifying the location and the importance of the public plaza below.
The 27-storey residential tower consists of 247 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as an additional three penthouses. Yarra One offers multi-generational living through a host of onsite amenities with a number of the apartments designed to give residents the opportunity to adapt their apartments as needs change.
Residences were designed with rich textures and refined detailing, incorporating bespoke joinery, ample storage and custom material selections. Both the residences and common amenity spaces feature finely grained timber floors and honed marble benchtops providing a continued language across spaces.
Yarra One’s amenities include a rooftop with communal fireplace, barbeque, lounge seating and planters with panoramic views across the Yarra and CBD. A range of premium facilities on the lower levels include a wine cellar, outdoor garden terrace with two spas, a gymnasium, yoga and dance studio. The double height dining and lounge overlook the outdoor spas and the landscaped concrete wall.
A feature of the building’s design is the extensive timber-look trellis with integrated elevated planter beds. This gridded element is nestled into the podium with greenery injected throughout. Sunlight filters through the lattice form throughout the day, illuminating the public space and adding to the precinct’s dynamic and ever-changing energy.
The atrium will see significant pedestrian traffic between South Yarra train station and Chapel Street, making it a destination and gathering place for residents and neighbours of South Yarra.
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.