Popular Melbourne pizza brand, 400 Gradi is the brainchild of chef and V.P.N. Principal Johnny Di Francesco, who’s family hail from Naples in Southern coastal Italy – the home of ‘world’s best’ pizza. Johnny has a series of Pizza and Calzone outlets with the 400 Gradi Crown restaurant being the flagship of the group.
Current projects include Qantas Business Lounges in Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs and Brisbane Airport.
Recently completed projects include the Award winning Qantas Singapore Lounge, Qantas Hong Kong Business Lounge and Melbourne Chairmans and Business Lounge.
The resort central facilities incorporate the following uses in three single-storey organic form buildings:
– Reception, lobby and administration area
– Restaurant and bar (open to the public)
– Central kitchen and food service area
– Conference and function facilities (available for hire)
– Multi-purpose room (yoga, kids club, weddings)
– Lagoon swimming pool and kids play area
– Poolside café
– Day spa (open to the public).
Architect Renders / Steven Wirthensohn
The $2 billion Collins Square project is the largest of its kind currently under development in Australia and seamlessly integrates commercial, retail, public and civic spaces into one bustling precinct, with over 46,000 people forecast to visit the site daily.
Designed by award winning Melbourne architectural firm, Bates Smart, the master plan incorporates five interconnected commercial towers with separate architectural identities to ensure design synergy. The world class 14,000 sqm retail precinct, designed by Buchan Group, will deliver staff and visitors a varied and engaging retail experience. With Bar Nacional, Chiara, Long Shot and the acclaimed ‘Lunch Room’ already setting the benchmark, the retail mix at Collins Square will be complemented with convenience services, fashion, grocery and specialty retailers.
At completion, Collins Square will comprise 200,000 sqm NLA across five commercial towers, a two level 14,000 sqm retail precinct and the refurbishment of the Southern Good Shed.
Collins Square Vista
Essendon Fields Events Centre – Melbourne’s newest state-of-the-art major events centre will accommodate all kinds of events from intimate occasions, corporate functions and launches to international conventions, grand scale celebrations and showcases. It will boast a significant porte cochere entrance lobby, large pre-function areas, state-of-the-art lighting, sound and broadcast facilities. The 1700m2 event space will feature flexible and sub-divisible column free areas and a covered outdoor space with landscaped surrounds that will provide the flexibility for major indoor/outdoor exhibitions and events.
Events Centre masterplan
The tower designed by Moull Murray architects, on the corner of Harbour Esplanade and Dudley Street, will complete the northern gateway to Docklands and the Central Business District. Pan Pacific Hotels Group will manage this first international 4.5 star hotel at the north end of Docklands under its PARKROYAL brand.
Architects rendering of The Altus at Harbour Esplanade
The Victorian Racing Club has commissioned Bates Smart, the architects behind Federation Square, Crown Melbourne and the Royal Children’s Hospital to design the replacement for the historic members’ grandstand at Flemington Racecourse, and hopes it can open the new facility in time for the 2017 Melbourne Cup. The ‘entertainment venue’ includes three restaurants, eight bars and a rooftop garden, and will be built on the site of the existing stand.
Architects rendering of New VRC Club Stand at Flemington