The Malthouse

DATE: 1996
LOCATION: Richmond, Victoria, AU
OLD USE: Grain silos
NEW USE: Apartments


This building originally served the community of Richmond as large grain silos.


The old grain silos were redeveloped by Nonda Katsalidis of Fender Katsalidis Architects in Southbank, Victoria.


Unofficially referred to as the “Crown of Thorns” thanks to the new capping, these large towers are now home to a number of apartments. They are a stark contrast to the surrounding area of low-rise housing. With a single apartment per floor, the added structure contains the living areas while the original silos house the sleeping and services spaces.[1]

[1]Fender Katsalidis Architects

Images courtesy of Grollo and Wikipedia.