The Quays

McBride Charles Ryan
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About the project

The Quays is a mixed-use and multi-residential development by MAB Corporation located in Docklands, Melbourne.

Why it works

The architecture of The Quays is designed to fit in with the adjacent urban spaces and variety of public spaces that surround it. At its Harbour Esplanade frontage, the differing heights of the towers are visible and demonstrate the details of the buildings and how they sit within the precinct.


‘The Quays’ is a mixed-use and apartment development by MAB Corporation in the NewQuay precinct of Melbourne’s Docklands. Housing over 600 apartments with accompanying facilities such as a gym, a swimming pool, spa and residents lounge, the larger development includes serviced apartments, a recreation deck and multiple retail outlets to establish a mixed-use development that will contribute to closing the gap between the Docklands and the city.

Its sinuous form offers a sensual counterpoint to the series of sentinel towers that currently line the waters’ edge. Located on a prominent intersection, ‘The Quays’ provides a major new frontage and potentially new perception of the Docklands. In addition to punctuating this significant corner with a new local landmark, the towers provide a figurehead to the series of existing towers.