Melbourne’s Ivanhoe building to include serviced apartments

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Australia: A landmark residential building in Melbourne will include 51 serviced apartments.

The 13-storey Ivanhoe Apartments building is designed by Fender Katsalidis and will offer view of the Dandenong Ranges to one side and the CBD to the other.

Fender Katsalidis director of architecture James Pearce said: "Our challenge was to say, 'Well look it's a large building, but we're not shying away from that front'," he says. But if it was a large beautiful, graceful, elegant building then that would be fantastic so our response was to take that challenge head on and not be embarrassed by that.

"The challenge was how do you build to a higher density in that natural surrounding and have a building that feels like it fits there and is a positive contributor to the neighbourhood instead of something looks like it was transplanted from a city development."

The building will include 248 rest apartments, 51 serviced apartments, a ground-floor garden, level one atrium with a barbecue area, pool, gym and communal lounge with fireplace.

Ivanhoe Apartments sits on a triangular site bordered by Bell Street and Upper Heidelberg Road, immediately opposite the Austin Hospital. Heidelberg train station and Burgundy Street shops are both within walking distance.

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