A multi-residential development in the heart of Chermside.
The development site dimensions suggested a large, bulky form which is unsympathetic to the streetscape. The task was clear from the start: break down the form into identifiably different buildings. This was achieved by creating two distinct forms, and visually separating them through materials, height and dividing elements.
While the building appears separated into two, it functions with the efficiency of one. It shares the same car parking, vertical and horizontal circulation and common open spaces.
The material palette is responsive to both old and new – the brick ties the building to the past, but utilises elements that suggest a more contemporary insertion. The rear, larger building presents materials and form that link to the present and the future.
The apartments enjoy amenity through spacious, well thought layouts and north-south orientation. The north facing apartments benefit from good solar orientation while a portion of the south facing apartments enjoy city views.
Project Team: Rayne Fouche, Marguerite Pollard, Matt Cooper, Daniel Evans, Takuya Watanabe, Samantha Klomp, Chris Morrison
Structural Engineer: Morgan Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: Westera Partners
Services Engineer: SJM Hydraulics, Cushway Blackford Consulting Engineers, Mark Bradicich
Acoustic Engineer: Acoustic Works
Traffic Engineer: BMC
Town Planner: DTS Group
Building Certifier: McCarthy Consulting
Surveyor: Focus on Surveying
Photography: Alanna Jayne McTiernan
Landscape Architect: O2 Landscape Architects
Builder: Condev Construction Pty Ltd