Bringing Melbourne’s laneway culture to the Docklands


  • Location: New Quay, Docklands
  • Client: MAB Corporation
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Category: Commercial
  • Year: 2022

Escala is a new benchmark mixed use project for Melbourne’s New Quay, situated on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. Central to Escala’s community life is a piazza and laneway integrated into the ground plane. It’s a natural meeting point and social springboard that launches an authentic neighbourhood vibe. As well as a gathering place, the piazza is a prominent forecourt and activated public realm with specialty retail and commercial tenancies that complement the residential tower.

Via Escala, Melbourne’s laneway culture arrives in the Docklands.

“Central to the success of the scheme is the level of detail lavished in various components of the project” Andy Fergus, Urban Design, City of Melbourne