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ust a short stroll from Perth’s inner city
shopping and dining precinct sits the site for
McDonald Jones Architects’ recent project,
108 Stirling Street.
At pedestrian level, the proposal seeks active
street frontages with a corner bar and alfresco
terrace addressing Aberdeen and Stirling
streets, along with commercial tenancies and
As the podium rises, a series of wide frontage
apartments and two-storey town homes provides
surveillance and activity, as well as sleeving
the upper levels of parking. The built form
of the podium utilises a contrast of colours,
solid/void elements, integrated landscaping
and warm natural materials to allow a level of
tactility for pedestrians.
Above the podium is a leisure deck, which
provides a variety of spatial experiences, and
opportunities for residents to relax, recreate and
dwell. These spaces vary from intimate quiet
areas to larger gathering spaces, and transition
between inside and out. The amenities at this level
include a residents’ library, secret gardens, sauna,
gym, private dining, external kitchens, pool,
permaculture garden, bocce court, sundeck and
the provision for mature trees.
The design of the tower footprint has sought
to create opportunities for each apartment to be
a corner apartment maximising access to light
and views. The frontage provided to each of the
apartments far exceeds typical apartments,
and the boundary setbacks anticipate future
development and ensure resident amenity.
The primary axis of the tower is aligned
towards true north, and the geometry consists
of two sweeping curves expanding to east and
west and terminating to a bird’s mouth at north
and south. This geometry provides the tower
strong verticality, slenderness and a sculptural
form, which changes in appearance depending on
vantage point and time of day.
108 STIRLING STREET
MCDONALD JONES ARCHITECTS
This mixed-use proposal for 108 Stirling Street seeks to provide an elegant and
urbane addition to a rapidly changing inner-city precinct.
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