Queens Domain is located on Melbourne’s bustling Queens Road, lined by buildings from various eras and different styles. When viewed from Albert Park, one can see a narrative of Melbourne’s architectural history emerge. Amongst them are some proud contributions by Frederick Romberg a world-renowned Modernist architect. The Stanhill and Newborn Flats are beautiful functionalist buildings with sweeping open balconies and fine glass detailing. Queens Domain takes up the next thread in this story ,re-interpreting existing elements, whilst showcasing the design and construction techniques of our time.

Courtesy of DKO

Courtesy of DKO

The generous setback from Queens Road allows for the creation of a front yard for residents to enjoy. The apartments feature deep balconies and the curved form of the tower provides shading, particularly on the west. In terms of the shared space on the roof deck, residents will feel like they’d found a private resort 20 storeys in the sky. The roof deck includes barbeque areas enclosed within a tall glazed balustrade. This provides breathtaking panoramic views while ensuring protection against the wind.

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Courtesy of DKO

As a prominent part of the urban fabric of Queens Road, Queens Domain respects the established setbacks and contours of the skyline-defining the area. The outline of the building has been softened by using exciting, next-generation materials with a range of textures and degrees of transparency, as well as curved balcony and façade elements. Queens Domain is a building that balances sculpture and structure. It has a very contemporary design, yet it’s respectful of its surrounds and place in history. Its elegant form will add to the Queens Road precinct and stand as an important part of our chapter in Melbourne’s rich architectural story.

Courtesy of DKO

Courtesy of DKO

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Project Info:
Architects:
DKO
Client: PDA
Completion: 2017
Site Area: 2323m²
Dwellings: 235 apartments
Render: 4D Studio
Interiors designed by: Nexus

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