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Charlie Apartments, Richmond

An urban infill development in Melbourne’s inner-city featuring an attractive, vibrant and engaging roof garden designed by hansen.

“Charlie” is an award-winning residential development in the inner-city Melbourne suburb of Richmond made up of 96 apartments and 8 townhouses. hansen worked with developer Baracon to provide urban design and landscape architectural services associated with the multi-storey residential apartment complex.

The design of the buildings included provision for an extensive external roof garden on a second level podium as an outdoor space for residents of the complex. The intention for our design is to provide an attractive and flexible space for residents, both in terms of their actual use of the space and as a vibrant space to look onto from upper level balconies.

The roof garden design incorporates a range of spaces, features, and materials allowing for a variety of recreational uses by residents, including extensive areas of timber decking, large format stone pavers, recycled timber pergola structures, extensive planter boxes and feature lighting.

Following approval of the design by the City of Yarra, hansen was retained by Baracon to prepare construction drawings for the landscape elements of the wider development.

Charlie was awarded the 2010 UDIA High Density Development Award.

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