Opalia Shopping Centre, Melton South
Opalia Shopping Centre is an exciting new community hub designed to deliver essential services for the rapidly growing area of Melton South. Situated close to existing amenities on Exford Road, the development will include a vast array of retailers situated in a modern shopping plaza – supermarkets, eateries, childcare facility, newsagency and beauty and wellness services.
With the rapid expansion of neighbouring residential housing estates, this convenient local centre will service the increasing population of the suburb as a “one stop shop” negating the need to travel further afield for everyday necessities. Woolworths, BWS, Chemist Warehouse, KFC and McDonald’s are some of the popular big-name retailers who will be tenanting this development. Along with client, EIG Developments, we look forward to seeing the finished product.
Portman Street Serviced Apartments, Oakleigh
Conveniently located in the heart of Oakleigh, and with Chadstone Shopping Centre close by, the serviced apartments are also positioned across the road from Oakleigh Central shops and public transport is within walking distance. To be run by the Punthill Apartment Hotel Group, 1-2 bedroom self-contained apartments, a total of 55 apartments, will be available for short term and long stay bookings. Ideal for holiday makers, conference attendees and guests requiring temporary accommodation.
The site has a heritage overlay with an existing Spanish Mission style building that will serve as the frontage. The lobby, retail area and conference rooms will occupy this building. The front of house will connect to a car park at the rear, with the serviced apartments situated above the car park. The 5 storey development has been designed to be respectful of the existing heritage building, aiming to be a backdrop for it whilst expressing its own architectural language that embraces the character of the neighbouring streetscape.
Epping Road, Wollert
Blackburn Road, Glen Waverley
Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
C&K Architecture was commissioned to design new multi residential apartments and a hotel linked at carpark levels and lobby to the existing hotel. Atlantis Hotel is made up of 280 hotel suites and 18 residential levels. We successfully maximised the site in height and bulk by pushing title boundary limits with town planning. Balconies overhang above the street to maximise the building footprint. Clever design included small and affordable studio apartments with the added flexibility to combine two or three apartments without impacting on construction costs.
It was conceived in a modern idiom with a slight oriental tinge. It provides all the standard features of a luxury hotel: restaurants, bars, spa, gymnasium and a swimming pool. The top three floors offer penthouse accommodation with multiple suites in 2 – 4 key combinations, all with stunning views of the city or the bay. External materials including natural stone, aluminium cladding and glass were all incorporated. The interior wall surfaces feature blond cherry veneers and the floors in polished stone, wood or luxurious carpet. The ambiance was designed to promote tranquility, meditation and a zen quality – offering the guests an oasis of peace in the sea of city bustle.
Morning Star Estate Mt Eliza, Melbourne
A challenging project to redevelop a function/hotel centre within a green wedge zone, which we succeeded in designing to meet the requirements. Proposed additions and upgrades to an existing hotel with a wide range of amenities including accommodation, conference rooms, function halls, restaurants, a cellar door for wine and cheese tasting, and a health retreat. Other facilities include administration offices and staff facilities.
Resort Torquay, Australia
The scope of this project involved concept and master planning and is a fine example of Australian architecture. The Esplanade resort in Torquay is a 500 bed beach-front hotel on the ocean road, an hour and a half out of Melbourne, Australia. The underlying concept for this resort development was: from bush to the surf. It is designed in modern Australian style using stone-rubble, wood and frameless glass on the exterior and clean and finely honed surfaces internally.
Two giant waterfall curtains flank the entry signalling the arrival point for the guests and beckoning the visitor into the spacious lobby and the garden beyond. The internal garden transforms into a rainforest, typical of the area, with skywalk bridges connecting the upper levels of the hotel and offering guests a tree-top journey of discovery. Three quarters of the bedrooms are disposed in a pavilion type accommodation set in landscaped surrounds of the natural Australian bush.