Located approximately 14km from the Melbourne CBD, the Japara Reservoir Seniors Living development is situated on a prominent site at the intersection of Plenty Road and Albert Street Reservoir. The precinct features a 90 room aged care and dementia facility, 15 assisted living units and 59 independent living apartments.
In developing a ‘site specific’ response Japara Reservoir uses the rich contextual history and diverse demographic as the key design drivers for the architecture. The idea of creating ‘the local village’ forms the genesis for the urban design.
A series of cascading piazzas through the centre of the development are activated by apartment terraces, cafes, restaurants and a community club. This provides the ‘public heart’ for the community where both visitors and private residents alike can enjoy the various offerings and landscaping maintained and operated by Japara.
By linking together both the demographic and contextual history of the area with accessibility to public spaces and exciting commercial opportunities, Japara Reservoir provides a development which is specific to the needs and character of the local community in which it is built for.
Japara Healthcare Ltd
Corner Plenty Road and Albert Street, Reservoir VIC
Masterplanning, Architectural Services, Interior Design Services