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The 17-storey Arthouse
Apartments project is expected
to change the face of Joondalup.
Following the east-coast trend – where large
projects of 300 to 1000 apartments over
70 storeys is con sidered n ormal – Per th is now
seeing greater n umbers an d heights i n its own
apar tment developments.
“ Five years ago, apar tmen t pro jects co n taining
more than 50 apartmen ts were con sidered large
in Per th,” says David Hillam of Hillam Architects.
“ Now, this type of n umber wo uld be co nsidered
a boutique developmen t in Per th.”
The benefits of large, tall apartment
developmen ts are many, an d include less
impact on the immediate precin ct, co mpa red
to sho rt, squ at buildings, w hile providing better
access to views an d desirable amenities. This
fu rther ac tivates vital commu nities, a nd reduces
urban sprawl and its impact on the environment
and gove rnment budgets.
The CBD, S o uth Perth, Mo u nt Pleasant,
Victo ria Park and Co ckburn are sho wing signs
of big grow th in large apar tmen t developmen t,
while Edge Visionary Living will soon launch the
17-storey Arthouse Apartments.
ECU’s ‘Ngoolark’ Building 34
Student Services is shortlisted for an
International Award nomination at the
2015 World Architecture Festival.
The World Architecture Festival
is the world’s largest international
architectural event. Two of JCY
Architects & Urban Designers projects
– Baldivis Secondary College and ECU’s
‘Ngoolark’ Building 34 Student Services –
have been shortlisted for International Award
nominations. The projects are a reflection of
the practice’s belief in extending the design
beyond just the classroom or building, and
recognising the need to invest in the urban life of
the campus’s external environment and community.
JCY principal Glenn Russell and marketing
manager Simone Wilkins explain that greater
importance is being placed on the quality of
the public realm, and developing
a student-focused campus. “Providing
settings where students are attracted to
study and participate in campus life
is an essential balance in furthering
education,” they say.
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