"This was once the industrial heartland in Melbourne’s south, and today it still has a real entrepreneurial spirit."
Ninety four feet | Developer
"We asked, what can this building do to benefit its community? That’s really at the heart of good design, being able to contribute to the urban landscape."
WMK | Architect
The award-winning architectural practice WMK Architecture has created a building that’s designed to engage, activate and inspire from the ground floor community hub to the rooftop basketball court.
"There’s a thoughtfulness to this building. The key pillars of wellbeing, design, technology and sustainability – run though every element."
Technē | Interiors
With sustainability at the core and collaborative spaces throughout, the architecture taps into the strong character of community for which Balaclava is known, and sets the scene for its own new community within.
Featuring exposed steel structures, warm timbers and plenty of light, the building is informed by classic New York warehouse styles, as well as proven principles of biophilic design to healthy workspaces and boosted productivity.
6309m² net lettable
1050mm² max lettable area
Balaclava is one of Melbourne’s most established neighbourhoods, connected to the city and the bay, yet with its own unmistakable energy and wealth of amenity.
↑ St Kilda Botanical Gardens
Ninety Four Feet is making this their new HQ, and will ensure the building makes a genuine contribution to the area they’re proud to call home.
The spirit of Balaclava – a modern, active and friendly village – has inspired Open Court. The thriving central strip of Carlisle Street is alive with cafés, restaurants and bars, as well as all the essentials from banks to supermarkets. For more active pursuits, there are plenty of gyms and fitness studios, not to mention parks, trails and the St Kilda foreshore all close by.
↑ Balaclava Train Station
↘ St Kilda Foreshore
↓ St Kilda Baths
A wealth of amenities right around the corner, plus only 7km from the CBD, and 200m to Balaclava train station.
Tram Stop 38
Food & Drink
This Little Piggy Cafe
Westbury Espresso & Brunch
Wall Two 80
Monk Bodhi Dharma
The Local Taphouse
Baker in the Rye
Fitmiss Health Club
William Street Reserve
St Kilda Botanical Gardens
Caulfield Grammar School
Beth Rivkah Ladies College
Christian Brothers College
Ripponlea Primary School
St Kilda Primary School
1 min walk to
walk to Carlisle St
↓ Prahran Basketball Courts
A Healthy Workplace
Sustainability and innovation. Health and wellness. Diversity and community. Open Court offers a holistic and modern workplace.
Working at Open Court isn’t all work. Staff can come together to shoot hoops on the rooftop basketball court, share lunch in the rooftop garden, or join in a yoga session.
Technē has embedded ESD principles throughout the architecture, achieving a NABERS and GreenStar rating, as well as power savings for tenants through extensive solar panels.
Workspaces have been designed first and foremost for wellbeing, considering natural lighting, air quality, ventilation, greenery and flexible spaces to unwind, collaborate and focus.
From the biophilic design of workspaces to the rooftop garden, which is shared by all tenants, the entire building is alive with plant life.
Embracing the rise of environmentally friendly transport, the building includes electric vehicle charging stations as well as end-of-trip facilities such as lockers, showers and bike racks.
Through Urban Farm and 101 Engagement Hub, Ninety Four Feet continues to demonstrate its responsibility to social and environmental commitments.
"We wanted to create a vertical community – a place to work together and play together."
Ninety Four Feet | Developer
6 Electric vehicle
76 Rooftop solar
5 star GREENSTAR
↓ St Kilda Town Hall, Carlisle St
Freinds and neighbours. The open court team has come together to create a common vision for a connected vertical community.
Ninety Four Feet
Ninety Four Feet believes in intelligent and efficient design, consulting with communities, and always remaining aware of the impact each property makes. This social responsibility to contribute positively forms the foundation of the business. Every development that is undertaken reflects the tenets of dynamism and reliability, unmistakable style and quality.
WMK is a dynamic, award-winning firm that has gained a reputation for delivering value and results through innovative design, responsive performance, and intelligent solutions. WMK's sustainable design expertise delivers innovative, commercially-viable solutions which are developed from a holistic perspective.
A Technē project is robust, playful and hardworking. Technē Architecture + Interior Design’s work is informed by art, engineering, environment, sustainability, and economics to form cohesive spaces. The studio’s poetic ambitions are channelled through the directors’ practical sensibilities into authentic and honest outcomes, crafting architecture you can feel.