The Marker takes a significant step forward in the evolution of West Melbourne. A statement of quality, liveability and scale, to shape the urban fabric of an historic neighbourhood.
The first edition, Stanley & Spencer, is perfectly positioned to take advantage of a landmark location with design that exemplifies a more advanced approach to modern living. Distinct architecture is a rarity of proportion and detail, delivering spaces that are personal, adaptive and entirely sophisticated, with comfort at their core.
On the edge of the city and bordering a tranquil, tree-lined neighbourhood, the precinct is transforming into a leafy residential borough, with its industrial heritage reimagined for a growing community of urban dwellers. Surrounded by a privilege of Melbourne’s favourite parks and gardens, the area exudes an unmistakable village vibe. Connectivity is immediate with a tram stop at your door to transport you into the heart of the city, North Melbourne and the Docklands in mere minutes.
A graceful linear design of enclosed masonry forms and punctured articulations is enriched by organic textures, capturing the essence and history of West Melbourne as it transitions into a new era. The placemaking concept integrates tree-lined boulevards and private gardens surrounded by three architectural elements compromising modern residences. All above a base of street level cafés and retailers and secure, underground parking and bicycle bays beneath.
Responding to a richly diverse streetscape, Plus Architecture deliver a considered contribution to future-forward urban living. Architecture embraces heritage and modern conveniences with a mid-rise, 8 level design scaled to connect with the established residential character of West Melbourne, while a timeless façade also becomes the face of a pulsing new precinct. Adeptly balancing built form and green landscapes, the storied, residential elements unite around central gardens.
Exposed brickwork in refined and washed finishes draws inspiration from nearby period homes and warehouses. Textural concrete renders, tapered balcony articulations and slender brick pillars reinterpret the West’s industrial past. Subtle angles reference the sawtooth rooftops of local warehouses and cantilevered eaves protect the continuous walls of glazing that immerse interiors in a fresh outlook daily.
Global influences inform a confident design that layers organic textures with polished surfaces and an exceptional level of original detail. Platinum framed windows in a satin finish, capture a spectacular and ever-changing landscape of life, light, and colour.
Design uses graceful curves to soften contemporary forms finished in lustrous metal, contrasting timber grain and honed marbled, to present richly appointed interiors with timeless appeal. Warmth and elegance permeates a material palette offered in a choice of light or dark tones across the European Oak floors, wool carpets, feature joinery and stone benchtops.