Yarrbat Place, Balwyn, Melbourne
CK Architecture was strategically involved in this award winning retirement resort, from initially funding and purchasing the site on behalf of the client, undertaking demographic and financial feasibility studies, then numerous design alternatives, town planning, documentation and construction documentation. The project is considered to be one of the most financially successful developments of its type and was awarded the Urban Design Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) award for innovative housing in 2010.
This boutique retirement village was conceived as an “Urban Resort” with a wide variety of accommodation types with access to facilities such as an indoor pool, gym, billiards room, theatre, lounges and outdoor spaces. The development also achieved a five star energy rating with underground water tanks, watering systems, low energy systems and extensive landscaping to attract native birds.