The design of large scale residential projects requires careful apartment planning and considered manipulation of form. We worked on two separate parts of this extensive urban renewal project.
A 16 level tower building terminates a long view along Forest Road. The ‘parti’ is of two identifiable elements, a linear masonry form, a second more flamboyant wing cranks and twists to optimise views and solar access.
A second perimeter block form inscribes a central courtyard. Buildings incorporate layered materials reducing visual bulk and creating interest. Apartment layouts include 1 and 2 storey increasing opportunities for cross ventilation and multiple aspects.
PROJECT TITLE: East Quarter
PROGRAM: Masterplan and Mixed-use development
LOCATION: Hurstville, NSW
PEOPLE: Adam Russell, John de Manincor, Ben Giles, Jason Fraser, Martin Janssen
COLLABORATORS: Kann Finch Architects (Ian Armstrong), Choi Rophia Architects, Oculus Landscape Architects
CLIENT: Kann Finch / Summit Australia
DATA: 200 x 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments, 3000 sqm x commercial space, Site: 5,630 sqm, GFA: 10,130 sqm, FSR: 1.8:1.
JOB NUMBER: 0319