On Thursday 18th September The Quays won two Australian Timber Design Awards. The Excellence in the use of Timber Products – Office Fitout Featuring Decorative Sliced Veneers award and the Excellence in the use of Timber Products – Timber Veneers award.
The Quays is a mixed use development featuring 617 apartments and retail spaces, including The Sebel serviced apartments. Completed in December 2013, this landmark development has captured the attention of the design and architectural industry with its vibrant colour and bold design. The Quays has received one property industry award and five architectural awards including two Victorian Australian Institute of Architects awards and three Dulux Colour Awards including the major Grand Prix Award
The Quays was selected for this years’ Open House Melbourne Festival in July, which gave the general public the chance to take a guided tour with the architect, McBride Charles Ryan and MAB. An Open House Melbourne Festival visitor’s photo of The Quays won the photography competition.
The Quays will be complemented by a 2000 square metre art and landscape project, Monument Park on NewQuay Promenade.
Monument Park is MAB’s latest public art project at NewQuay and will be a visually dynamic public space for local people and visitors to meet, play, sit and linger, whilst enjoying views of Melbourne’s CBD and the water.
Monument Park is scheduled for completion by the end of this year and will set the tone for MAB’s public spaces throughout NewQuay. A new cafÃ© will complement the park and is scheduled to open prior to the parks completion.