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St. Falls / Elenberg Fraser Architecture

  • 01:00 - 19 November, 2009
St. Falls / Elenberg Fraser Architecture
St. Falls / Elenberg Fraser Architecture, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Falls Creek VIC 3699, Australia
  • Architects

    Elenberg Fraser Architecture
  • Project Team

    Callum Fraser, Valerie Tan, Hazel Porter, Frank Olbrich, Lorenzo Nuti, Kathrin Wheib, Marcus Ieraci, Caroline King, Iva Foschia, Andrew Prodromou, Beth Solomon, Karl Engstrom
  • Project Management

    PDS Group
  • Structural Consultant

    Bonacci Group Pty Ltd & VSL Australia Pty Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Slattery Australia
  • Client

  • Builder

    LU Simon
  • Building Surveyor

    Gardner Group
  • Budget

    AU $24 millions
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Situated in Falls Creek, the development is an essential and exciting new Gateway concept for the Village. Com- prising two elegantly formed buildings emerging from the landscape, the view on arrival is complimented by the clearly framed aspect up to the ski fields beyond.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

At ground level there will be a new retail strip fronting Bogong High Plains Road enlivening the street frontage and creating weather protected spill out zones for visitors to the Village. Entries to the upper level apartments are integrated into this dynamic facade language with prominent entry canopies announcing the unique interiors of the St Falls lobbies.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

The winding ramp system moves the visitor up through the two buildings and the broad central public staircase brings visitors up between the two buildings. Both paths of movement pass several retail and amenity spaces nestled into the rock faced walls, arriving at the elevated level of the revitalised Slalom Plaza and the expansive north facing terraced café & restaurant areas.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

At Slalom Plaza level there are large commercial tenancies opening directly onto the large public meeting place. From the Plaza looking out over an endless view to the Valley and Mount Spion Kopje below, the buildings offer a multitude of spaces and programmes from which to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Plaza level entries to the upper level apartments are again integrated into this dynamic building language.

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© Peter Bennetts

Within the two buildings the apartments are unique in their concept, reflecting the exclusive nature of the overall St Falls concept. Expansive views through generous windows orchestrate the light filled interior spaces. Dining zones move into living spaces that flow to external balconies. The balconies all hold a hot tub and extend beyond the beautifully articulated timber building skin to present maximum availability to the views beyond.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

The apartment materials exude a luxury reflective of the design quality and inspired approach to the idea of hotel apartment living. First class appliances and fixtures and fittings are used throughout. Furniture is included as part of a considered overall designed aesthetic.

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© Peter Bennetts

The development is respectful of the natural environment within which it is situated and recognises the work that Falls Creek Resort Management Board has put into maintaining these values. The development will utilise passive techniques such as solar orientation and thermal massing, as well as more pro active measures where viable.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts
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Jamie · January 12, 2011

These modern open-plan living rooms are very minimalist and designer and seem to have lots of cool space saving devices and furniture. The views look good in the Winter. But you definitely need a wall inserted fire like one of the HIW ranges here -

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darien mayes · November 23, 2009

this is the kind of concept (look at the living room's open-plan design) that will definitely benefit with a designer, minimalist wall mounted electric fire to complement it.
like this one maybe? http://www.directfiresonline.c...

Rahul J · November 23, 2009

what stunning views of the facades... fantastic in the snow(!?!)

james · November 23, 2009

why is everyone wowing?
yes, it snows in australia
no, this is not worth wowing over.

will · November 22, 2009

another amazing wooden icicle

lanois · November 21, 2009

wow! all that wood, wow!

HOON · November 21, 2009

wow, full of complex aesthetics being loaded on here! wow!

CaioM · November 20, 2009

i was just asking me the same thing... (but when i google it...)

Glazed · November 20, 2009

It snows in Australia?

Chris · November 24, 2009 07:36 AM

haha Glazed only just!

amr · November 21, 2009 08:17 AM

Yes it does snow here, just not in very many place that springs to mind is the Snowy Mountains....
This was still being built when I was there in winter last year. I do like their earlier contribution at Falls Creek, the HUSKI Apartments. It has a great outdoor spa right by the passing road.

Marcel Plomp · November 20, 2009

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Mr Solomon's freya and ezgi · November 20, 2009

wow its amazing!!! beautiful x
we also want to be architects !!!

david · November 20, 2009

absolutely amazing, i love this project.

Cindy Hu · November 20, 2009

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Sonny Vinberg, RA · November 20, 2009

Interesting Apartment Building...Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia.

Panus D. · November 20, 2009

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Architecture+Molding · November 20, 2009

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jaff · November 20, 2009

wow,form it,what a unique concept!

bake · November 20, 2009

wow, what a refreshing project. great stuff

Kevin Parent · November 20, 2009

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