Rising High

The Emerald Melbourne, Australia

The Emerald

Melbourne, Australia


Creating a design worthy of one of Melbourne's most cherished locations, began with developing a connection to the beauty of the surrounding botanical gardens and lake.

The ripples and waves of nature inspires a concept that gives the building its distinguishing curvaceous façade. Light, space and maximised views, The Emerald apartment tower delivers the lot in a distinctive, organic rippling form that rises above a podium.

There are two street-level retail tenancies and above there are 282 apartments over 19 levels. Penthouse-style three-bedroom apartments sit atop the building. Stepped apartment profiles and full-height windows ensure abundant natural light and vast views to the horizon for living areas. Curving, glazed balconies wrap the tower, giving it its striking form and creating a sense of great transparency and lightness.

A key design feature is the rooftop which comprises 400sqm of communal space including a landscaped garden with spa pool, amenities and bbq, taking full advantage of the panoramic views on offer.

The building design achieves 5-star Green Star rating eco rating.


  • size /282 Apartments
  • Client /Golden Age Group
  • Discipline /AR
  • Sector /Residential
  • Region /Australia
  • Team / Harvey Male