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and maximising solar access was also a priority in
the design to facilitate cross-ventilation.
The facade is finished with a mixture of
materials such as acrylic render, metal screens
and composite aluminium panels. To the front
facade, the sculptural awnings provide a focal
point to the entry. Variations in colour and texture
allow these elements to be punctuated, and break
down the building scale.
The design creates community involvement,
with the residential lobby and three commercial
tenancies addressing and activating the frontage
at street level. Focal points are created through the
incorporation of the sculptural canopy awning and
the landscaped entry transition.
A common barbecue, swimming pool and
entertaining area has been designed on the
west side of the site at the podium level. This is
surrounded by landscaping and incorporates
a decked terrace, built-in benches and feature
plantings. The space is for the use of all building
occupants, and provides an area of sanctuary
from the busy city.
The cleverly designed compact, functional
apartments are a mix of one- and two-bedroom
dwellings designed to promote efficient use
of space by reducing corridors and unused
areas. They also address the changing nature
of accommodation requirements, encouraging
residents to interact with others in the building
while using the communal facilities.
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