The Alba: Vertical aged care living
Fender Katsalidis 2023
Once a commercial office building, the adaptive reuse of the old Australian Unity head office into The Alba is set to establish a new benchmark in vertical aged care living.
Stage 2 of the Albert Retirement Living Community Precinct, The Alba, will offer residential aged care and assisted living apartments. Designed to provide a continuum of care for residents from The Grace, the Albert Park Retirement Living Precinct aims to support ageing in place.
Like The Grace, The Alba will allow local residents to remain within proximity to their families and familiar amenities. The residences are designed to be supported by ancillary services, such as a commercial kitchen, laundry, and allied services. Communal areas are strategically distributed across the vertical design of the tower to enable convenient and easy access for residents and carers. Assisted living apartments on the upper level will have a communal pavilion that will include a library, an art studio and an outdoor landscaped terrace with a community garden.
Join us for a guided walking tour and experience firsthand how vertical aged care living enhances the quality of life for its residents and supports ageing in place. Visitors will be able to view residential spaces and communal amenities and learn about the innovative adaptive-reuse approach used.
Renders: (1-5) The Alba. All renders: courtesy CUUB Studio.
Time & Date
Saturday 29 July
Tours run 10am + 12pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 15
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am
Meet OHM volunteers outside of 114 Albert Road
Due to the nature of the building, all participants will be required to meet all entry conditions for Residential Aged Care e.g. up-to-date vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations will be required for entry, this will be checked by OHM staff (MyGov and Medicare App recommended). RAT tests (provided) will be required upon entry and masks are required for the duration of the tour. If by chance there is an outbreak, the tour may be restricted to particular levels.
Accessible bathroom, Elevator access, Partially wheelchair accessible
114-128 Albert Road, South Melbourne, VIC 3006