Royal Ascot Residences


Located a mere 5.2kms from the Melbourne GPO, Royal Ascot Residences sits comfortably between the Maribyrnong River and Royal Park on the corner of Mount Alexander Road and Mascoma Street in Ascot Vale. Part of a vibrant multicultural community, the building offers a total of 40 apartments in 1, 2 or 3 bedroom configurations. Plus Architecture were given the challenge of creating a building which celebrated the residential streetscape of suburban Ascot Vale, a Melbourne suburb dating back to the late 1880’s, and the Mount Alexander Road high street, marked with significant commercial structures.

Plus were able to achieve a successful outcome through the incorporation of residential style materials (brick slips) coupled with organic concrete shapes to create oversized balconies capable of housing suburban gardens in the sky. The brick façade cladding is an integral part of the scheme providing an attractive, non-combustible, UV stable, frost resistant façade material. The brick slips were installed using an adhesive fix system and coupled with custom made corners such that the end result cannot be distinguished from heavier, slower to install traditional brickwork.

Facing the high street, the façade design showcases KLAY Classics Bushfire KBS SZE 2096 and Finkenwerder Red 2101 in a red pallet complementing colours in the adjoining residential streetscapes. Facing the internal courtyard the architects chose Einfach Black Palace KBS SKV 2043 grouted with a light coloured grout to create a striking contrast showing off the curved balcony structures. The outdoor BBQ and dining area adopts a softer product Einfach Graphite Brown KBS SKV 2040 which sets off the adjoining planting scheme.

The façade systems adopted at Royal Ascot Residences require little to no maintenance and will contribute to keeping body corporate costs low for years to come, a practical benefit to add to the masterstroke design.

Architect Plus Architecture
Product KLAY Classics Bushfire KBS SZE 2096
Einfach Graphite Brown KBS SKV 2040
Einfach Black Palace KBS SKV 2043
Manor Strawberry Field KBS KOC 1062
Finkenwerder Red 2101
Project Type Multi-Residential
Product Type Brickslip Facades

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