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OSK Property is one of Malaysia’s best-known and most successful listed companies. For its premier Australian project, Melbourne Square, this visionary property developer has collaborated with Cox Architecture to create a vibrant new precinct on an entire inner-city block. Rising above an expansive 3000 sqm park setting and a wide range of retail, supermarket, dining and childcare spaces, Melbourne Square delivers an array of premium apartments and penthouses, alongside an exceptional level of private amenity and lush rooftop gardens. With abundant lifestyle options just downstairs, and the best of the CBD and inner-city on the doorstep, Melbourne Square stands apart as a premier place to live. It is also set to be a landmark urban destination, representing the fine design and focus on liveability for which Melbourne is renowned. Melbourne Square will continue OSK Property’s distinguished history in worldclass, large-scale projects, such as Mirage by the Lake, featuring a township of 477 residences and mixed-use amenity, and Pangaea which features 3120 homes across multiple apartment towers in a masterplanned community. Building on the success of these major Malaysian projects and 19 other projects currently in development, and working with an industry-leading Australian team, OSK Property is determined to deliver its first Melbourne project as an address of international standing.
With direct connections to South East Asia and with Melbourne’s international reputation for education, business and tourism, the city is a perfect investment and residential choice. Melbourne is home to many of Australia’s largest corporations, as well as offering world-class study at universities and a 24-hour lifestyle to rival the region’s great cities.
Surrounding Melbourne Square are well-established inner-city precincts and internationally known festival locations, all within easy walking distance of home. From bustling CBD streets to the tranquil grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens and the sophisticated waterfront playgrounds of Docklands and St Kilda Beach, you’re centrally positioned to enjoy the very best of Melbourne living.
Melbourne Square is positioned within Southbank, an inner-city enclave internationally known for its sophisticated dining and entertainment by the banks of the Yarra River, its world-class arts hub and its proximity to surrounding precincts. The focus of Southbank is its long riverside promenade of premium restaurants, shopping and entertainment between Princes Bridge and South Wharf, with expansive views of Melbourne’s CBD set against the Yarra. Major attractions include Southgate, Crown and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Besides these waterside areas, Southbank is also well known as the home of leading performing arts institutions including Melbourne Recital Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre. The National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art are also renowned for their extensive local art collections and international touring exhibitions. As a residential address, Southbank is known for its ease of access to everything else that makes innerMelbourne so highly sought after; from peaceful gardens and vibrant beaches to the bustling heart of the CBD itself. What links the features of Southbank is prestige. This is a world class address, where every destination and every experience is of the highest quality.
Melbourne Square has been designed as a natural extension of the city’s network of landscaped spaces, retail strips and pedestrian walkways. It is set to be both a new neighbourhood environment within itself and an integrated part of Southbank. Wide open piazzas and lush green expanses of lawn provide a place for people to gather and relax in an urban forest, while a wide range of retail, dining and community spaces deliver the city’s newest lifestyle destination.
Melbourne Square is set to deliver a new retail centre to Southbank. This will be known as a dynamic shopping and lifestyle destination for the surrounding community – a place to find quality retail, convenient grocery shopping and sophisticated eateries in the heart of the city. For residents of Melbourne Square, all of these options are just moments from home. That means a freshly brewed coffee in the morning, a quick and healthy lunch or an indulgent dinner are all ready and waiting.
Melbourne Square has been designed by Cox Architecture as a prominent gateway precinct inspired by the cultural heritage of the nearby arts precinct, the greenery of the surrounding parklands, Port Philip Bay and the orderly grandeur of the city itself. The design is composed of three key elements: a folded landscape, a terraced podium and a pair of residential towers rising above. The contoured terraces of the podium connect to the streets of Southbank across the new gardens, piazzas, cafés, retail outlets and supermarket.
Perched above the podium are the first two towers of Melbourne Square. As Melbourne Square is located close to the arts precinct, the form of these towers has been given a sculptural quality, with a uniquely tapered and pleated façade treatment. Internally, the result is a series of varied floor plates, each positioned to maximise natural light and sweeping views. Externally, Melbourne Square is a striking addition to the city skyline.
For the interiors of the residences at Melbourne Square, Sue Carr has taken her inspiration from the pleated architectural form of the building and the layered garden landscapes to create a continuous experience from the outside in. While the shape of the building has allowed for a wide range of bedroom and living configurations, each residence has been designed to maximise space and take full advantage of natural light and views. Generous storage, concealed laundries and walkin robes are just some of the floorplan features which demonstrate a higher than usual commitment to living space.
The material palette of the residences is equally considered and impressive, from the large, sculptural marble blocks used for the island benches of penthouse kitchens to the fluted mosaic wall tiles which bring a rich textural quality to the apartment bathrooms. These premium materials are used throughout both colour schemes. Options including Miele appliances, as well as Rogerseller tapware complete each home’s picture of luxury. The result is a collection of sky-high residences offering a rare balance of intelligent craft and impressive beauty.
The Royal Botanic Gardens are known for their wide verdant spaces, extensive seating areas and places for quiet relaxation. Perry Lethean and his studio have mirrored this collection of grand and intimate spaces when designing the landscape architecture of Melbourne Square. The podium landscape provides grassed, sloping lawns where residents can spread out for a picnic with friends or relax in the shade with a book. These garden areas have been designed with a collection of sub-tropical plants of contrasting textures and forms. Australian natives and exotic species such as Aloes, Agaves and Cotyledons provide a further connection with the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens.
Another nod to the city’s heritage gardens is the series of pedestrian pathways and a newly created boulevard that crosses the precinct’s paths, lined with trees, pocket gardens and water features. Additional plaza areas have been included in the masterplan for social events, outdoor dining and group gatherings. Just as impressive as the precinct’s parks is its sustainability strategy, from water storage and reuse to drought tolerant plantings and bicycle parking. Melbourne Square has been designed to be one of the city’s new favourite parks now, and for generations to come.