For Melbourne residents, the Station Hotel in Prahran’s Greville Street has always been a much loved watering hole. Now, it’s so much more than that.
A recent revision by Interlandi Mantesso Architects (IMA) sees 41 apartments rise discretely behind the classic Victorian pub facade in an uber-cool shell of our glass.
Robert Ficarra of IMA explains how he achieved the apartment complex with such a bold look.
“Whenever a project involves a heritage building one of our design struggles is to try and achieve a balance between ‘respectful fabric’ of the old building and introduction of the new,” he said.
And what better building material than glass to introduce a modern edge to a classic design?