Forge at Yarra’s Edge has taken out the Judge’s Award (Metropolitan) at the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) 2017 Awards for Excellence.

This award follows its win last month of one of the industry’s highest accolades, the HIA-CSR Victorian Apartment Complex of the Year Award at the Victorian Housing Awards.  

Forge wins again

Comprising 228-apartments over 30 levels, Forge shone through for its design innovation, which includes a diverse mix of apartment types to cater for a range of purchaser life stages – from one bedroom lofts to three bedroom family residences.

Standing approximately 100 metres tall, Forge’s distinguishing façade is impressive on the skyline as you enter Melbourne’s CBD from the Bolte Bridge. Designed to bring a lightness to Yarra’s Edge through the use of silver glass and steel, and featuring an urban art masterpiece by internationally renowned artist Ned Kahn, the expressive architecture responds to the natural phenomena of wind alluding to the movement of the surrounding Yarra River. 

The design of Forge pays tribute to the location’s past as a bustling wharf area, incorporating copper highlights and original wharf timbers in the lobby, and a six-metre-wide aquarium inspired by the traditional eco system of the Yarra River. 

Forge also includes access to Mirvac’s newly completed health and wellness hub, The Wharf Club, which features a pool, gym, and cafe, all housed under an inclined grass roof that is located next to the green open space of Wharf’s Landing. The Wharf Club is located a few metres from the lobby entry to Forge.

Further impressive amenities include a private dining room with adjoining kitchen, a cinema room and a fireplace lounge.