September 20, 2016
One Coburg Quarter: A building of great significance
Inspired by the past and designed for tomorrow, One Coburg Quarter is the first residential building in a comprehensive plan to revitalise a unique part of Melbourne’s urban fabric.
Drawing inspiration from the heritage bluestone wall at its base, the award-winning architecture and interior design practice of ROTHELOWMAN has produced a carefully considered, contextual and confident piece of pure architecture, with communal and garden spaces on the ground level and a series of contemporary apartments designed for a modern life above.
One Coburg Quarter is a gateway building, both literally as it allows access through the 19th century wall, and figuratively as it heralds the beginning of a new era for a new northern village.
“Arrival and entry into One Coburg Quarter is a special experience,” says ROTHELOWMAN Principal, Shane Rothe.
“Subtle and beautifully crafted interventions are stitched into the existing heritage walls, bringing clear legibility to the distinction between new and old and hinting that something lies beyond”.
Passing through a landscaped courtyard, entry into the building is via a living lobby which will be a space synonymous with a luxury hotel.
Above the apartments a roof top garden has been designed to be a place to meet fellow residents and to share the stunning views back over Coburg to the city skyline.
The floorplans of these spacious one, two and three-bedroom homes have been crafted to capture this site’s incredible views and to maximise light through full height windows and clever design.
“Future Estate has always been committed to offering apartments well above the average size, and One Coburg Quarter is no exception,” said Future Estate Founder & Managing Director, Ben Anderson.
“Bedrooms enjoy abundant natural sunshine, bathrooms are bright and cleverly designed, and the materials used throughout are contemporary – everything works together to create the kind of place you’re proud to call home”.
The details of One Coburg Quarter are just as impressive as the big picture. Generous terraces extend the living spaces outside with room for your own personal garden, while kitchens are light-filled spaces ready to inspire any budding northside chef with beautiful surfaces, integrated appliances and plenty of storage.
“In every way, these are modern living spaces inspired by the unique character of Coburg,” added Anderson.