Ryrie Home, Geelong Quarter
A refined and contextual addition to Geelong’s architecture, the design of Ryrie Homes responds to the city’s coastal setting, its industrial history, and its contemporary identity as a dynamic economic and innovation hub.
Situated on the prominent corner of Ryrie and Fenwick Streets, the building is the newest of several distinguished corner buildings in Geelong, including the Victorian-era former Post Office and Wool Exchange buildings. Following in the tradition of these prominent landmarks, Ryrie Home is boldly articulated and graciously scaled to suit its corner site.
The building references local architecture and the city’s historic wool stores through the fabric and strong compositional order of the laid brick podium and street wall. Subsequent storeys retain this cohesive rectangular geometry, while transitioning into a restrained material palette comprising folded metals, rich textured concrete, recessive glazing and local hardwood.
Located across the street from Geelong’s burgeoning arts and culture quarter, the village complex extends this precinct and connects residents to the city’s cultural heart. The building design – which encompasses vibrant hospitality spaces, a hotel, multiple entrance and exit points, and the creation of a new open laneway – establishes a porous, active ground plane, deepening the building’s connection with the local community, its immediate surrounds and the wider city.
Within, a mix of contemporary, generously proportioned one to three-bedroom apartments are designed for residents at various life stages.
One to two-bedroom apartments located in the Ryrie Home building offer an exciting opportunity for investors, young professionals and first homeowners. These elegant and timeless apartments include open, light-filled spaces, generous private balconies and access to a resident-only sky terrace. Fitted with high-quality materials and appliances, buyers are offered a choice between a warm or cool palette and joinery to suit their personal taste.
The iconic Geelong waterfront inspired the coastal undertones of these apartments, with the panelled walls and joinery a subtle nod to local landmark Cunningham Pier.