The Arc builds its distinctive form from the site’s topography, dual orientation and dramatically curved street frontage.
The building’s mass is broken into distinct parts. The sweeping arc of the five storey facade has an architectural character expressed through fine horizontal bands of concrete spandrels, balustrades and glazing. A vertical language of concrete blades and projecting hoods frame the three storey building mass on the south west corner of Old South Head Road and New Street. A sculptural corner column acts as a knuckle that anchors the building as it turns – making a focal point on approach from the sweep of Old South Head Road.
The development comprises 21 units with a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units accessed via open galleries along the south east facade.
Pedestrian and vehicular movements into the building are organised so that a plinth is formed that raises the units above the bustle of Old South Head Road. All units are cross ventilated. 18 units have north or north west facing living spaces, while others look onto the New Street reserve. All units have access to generous outdoor spaces including balconies, rooftop terraces and ground floor courtyards.
The Arc is currently under construction, and due for completion at the end of 2015.
Structural Engineering – Istruct
Hydraulic Engineering – Green Arros
BCA/Access – AED Group
Electrical – Spectrum Engineering Solutions
Mechanical – ARIM Consulting
DRAWINGS + PHOTOGRAPHY
© Photographs – Brett Boardman
© Drawings – Hill Thalis/McGregor Westlake