Pica Apartments

Capturing the tranquility of Melbourne's ballooning history in bustling Richmond

Location: Wurundjeri Country, 8-10 New Street, Richmond VIC
Status: Complete

Pica's unique facade and built form reflect an abstracted interpretation of hot air balloons rising into the sky, creating a dynamic composition of geometric forms rising from the streetscape. This treatment recognises and pays tribute to the hot air ballooning business that has operated from this site since 1999.

The complex provides a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, which feature an abundance of natural light and a calm, clean and sharp interior aesthetic to complement the clean lines of the architectural form.