Queers In Property presents 116 Rokeby

19 April 2024
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On Wednesday 17 April, our latest commercial project 116 Rokeby played host to Queers In Property’s (QIP) latest QHouse event, which aims to showcase the achievements and work of its members while also informing the industry of innovative design outcomes.                                            

Located in an evolving pocket of Collingwood, 116 Rokeby by Carr takes cues from its industrial and fragmented surroundings. The developer and builder, Figurehead, was aligned with Carr’s passion for longevity and sustainability in design. Resulting in a passive ‘breathing space’ that represents the vision of future offices, our architecture and interior design of 116 Rokeby harnesses the fundamental characteristics of abundant natural light, controlled fresh air, adaptability in space, and environmental sustainability, all set within a strong built form.

Following on from our Designers with Pride event held at our Flinders Lane studio late last year, QIP and Carr were delighted to welcome back a community of professionals cultivating positive change in the property and construction industry to 116 Rokeby Street in Collingwood. The event began with an introduction by Riverlee Project Director and QIP Co-founder and Board Member Ben Rowe, and Carr Managing Director Chris McCue, followed by an overview of the project by Associate Director Stephen McGarry. Guests were then treated to a tour of the 11-storey building, soaking up the sparkly nighttime views of Collingwood and beyond. Friendly conversations over food and wine carried on into the night within the robust built form of 116 Rokeby.

Thank you to QIP for allowing us to share 116 Rokeby for your first Naarm/Melbourne QHouse event for 2024. We also extend our thanks to Space, and to our event partners, Studio White Noise and Zesty Events.

Event photography by James Braund.


See why the Yarra City Council has used 116 Rokeby as a successful illustration of sustainable design principles in zero-carbon developments.