A good urban citizen
A very pretty building with arched windows and leadlight strips has just been finished at 379 Docklands Drive.
It’s called Escala and the design by Six Degrees taps into the current post-modern revival.
The arches and variable scale shift belong to a style called Italian Rationalism.
Architects say the podium is well-mannered, made of brick veneer and hits the ground on the street frontage which makes it “a good urban citizen.”
Daniel Miller, structural foreman for LU Simon, said the company was proud to be associated with the build.
He said the pre-cast panels were manufactured to look like bricks and that construction took 18 months during lockdown.
The development includes a 20-storey residential tower with 170 apartments that are 80 to 90 per cent sold and a six-storey office podium.
Escala is the 13th apartment block developed by MAB Corporation in Docklands •
Caption: Escala on Docklands Drive.