ASPECT I OCULUS is currently providing design and documentation for Melbourne Quarter, a city-block-sized development located at the intersection between Melbourne’s Hoddle Grid and Docklands. Comprising of three commercial towers, three residential towers and diverse public domain offerings, this AUD $2.5 billion development will stitch together the fine grain of central Melbourne and the emerging Docklands precinct.
The vision for Melbourne Quarter is to create a new city block containing a vibrant mix of commercial, residential and community uses that will provide a uniquely Melbourne experience; an innovative workplace hub for large companies and small to medium sized businesses, with a collection of next generation office buildings set among a vibrant public domain; and a residential community set among high-quality, sheltered public spaces connected to the surrounding city grid.
Intimate gardens, raised lawns and central plazas will provide balance to the precincts’ built form, with a publicly-accessible Sky Park the signature landscape feature. Proposed as a unique, highly memorable green volume approximately 75-metres long and 30-metres deep. It floats approximately three-storeys above Collins Street's public realm, creating a major open space amenity. The Sky Park opened in 2018 and is the first of its kind in Melbourne.
Titree Park, the next major public space to be completed, is the focus of the residential neighbourhood. The park will encourage multiple experiences of an existing heritage wall and reference the historic location of Batman’s Hill.