Commendation 2011 NSW AIA Awards – Multiple Housing
St Peter’s Green, located on a 0.7 hectare block at the corner of Mowbray Road and Felton Avenue, Lane Cove North, provides a new grouping of community and aged care accommodation integrated with its neighbourhood. New uses include a community library and meeting room for Council, a café / small local shop, a seniors living hostel, a group of Independent Living Units with a communal room, an entry court and a new public park.
The proposal comprises a grouping of social elements set in landscape. The buildings and spaces are of varying scale, use and character;
Hill Thalis led the overall site planning, and carried out the detailed design and documentation of the Independent Living Units. In a compact arrangement, the ILU’s achieve northern sun, cross ventilation, a garden outlook and full accessibility for all 27 apartments. There are a variety of 1, 1.5, 2 and 2.5 bedroom plan configurations. The buildings have a robust brick and concrete form, overlaid with lighter painted fc, aluminum and timber battened elements to create a contemporary expression, that is well suited to both the target residents and the context. The ILU’s comply with both SEPP 65 and the SEPP Seniors Living.
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