Brickmakers Arms. Mt Alexander Rd. Essendon (Site 3)
Brickmakers Arms. Mt Alexander Rd. Essendon (Site 3)
Brickmakers Arms. Mt Alexander Rd. Essendon (Site 3)
Brickmakers Arms. Mt Alexander Rd. Essendon (Site 3)
Brickmakers Arms. Mt Alexander Rd. Essendon (Site 3)
Brickmakers Arms. Mt Alexander Rd. Essendon (Site 3)

Project Brief

The development comprises of 3 sites situated in a prominent position on the Eastern side of Mt Alexander Road, Essendon, Victoria.

The scheme is a masterplan of all sites generating from the re-development of the existing Brickmakers Arms Hotel, which seeks to reclaim the Hotel as a key focal point for the community. Three residential buildings create a uniform and focused streetscape with a gradual height increase to the Hotel Facade.

Site 1 is a three storey boutique 4 unit residential building with associated offices at ground floor and Site 2 is a four storey 15 unit residential building with offices at ground floor. Site 3 is consists of four levels of 24 apartments above offices and the Brickmakers Arms Cafe / restaurant at ground floor.

The Architectural language is informed by the decision to balance building identity with clarity of materiality and detail. Heritage is respected on Site 3 by revealing and restoring the existing Brickmakers Arms facade. A glass vertical canopy heralds the new entrance and ensures a delicate interface between the old and the new. The titanium zinc clad facade gestures towards the heritage as a contemporary interpretation of the existing.

Photography by Hin Lim.

Brickmakers Arms. Mt Alexander Rd. Essendon (Site 3)

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