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The Lyric Fitzroy, VIC

An exciting multi residential building in an undistinguished section of a major arterial road sets a precedent for high quality development in Melbourne’s inner north.
The architecture responds actively towards the existing heritage fabric and continues Hayball’s exploration of contrasts: solid and void, old and new, black and white, gloss and matte, raw and refined. Deep reveals form balconies and windows, while copper fins and brass details comprise the metallic highlights that distinguish the identity of this building from the standard fare.
On one frontage, retail tenancies at ground level are integrated into retained heritage buildings and provide a fine grain, contextual interface with the street. In contrast, The Lyric’s Johnston Street frontage is characterised by a recessive singular form with projected bay windows.
Overall the composition allows for a built form that provides appropriate scale to its context yet maintains a cohesive and robust architectural statement.

Services
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
Project Status

Completed 2021

Client

SMA Projects Australia