One of Australia’s greenest residential and mixed-use developments, Serrata, has now reached completion and is welcoming its first residents.

The fifteen level apartment building located in Docklands’ Victoria Harbour precinct was designed by Melbourne architecture practice Hayball to be a bold, sculptural addition to the precinct‘, with a focus on quality design, street level activation and sustainable architecture.

Hayball were engaged as the project’s architects by site developers Lend Lease and Sekisui House.

Serrata is an important achievement for Victoria Harbour and strongly supported by Places Victoria, the government’s development agency for Docklands, and planning authorities.

Hayball worked closely with these agencies and with landscape and urban designers on the areas around the building, knitting it into place and connecting with the surrounding streets and public spaces. The collaborative effort with Lend Lease was important to realise place-making, a vital urban design tactic that is required at Docklands.

The result is a design that represents the ‘Second Decade’ of Docklands, a more sophisticated way of designing the city that puts as much importance on the spaces between buildings as the buildings themselves.

Serrata has received a 4 Star Green Star – Multi Unit Residential v1 certification from the Green Building Council of Australia, the first building to do so in the program’s post pilot stage.

Featuring 144 apartments, 68 car spaces, 180 bicycle spaces and a communal terrace at the podium level, Serrata achieves this amenity in a site area of 1963m.