Apr 7, 2009
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Photography by John Gollings
  • Architect McBride Charles Ryan

This project is an eight level apartment building above a 3 storey retail podium. It comprises 136 apartments, the majority of which are compact single bedroom apartments. Particularly important in this project is the relationship of the building to the civically and historically sensitive State Library,

The building plan is in relation to neighbouring buildings is distorted to improve light and views. In each apartment a similar model is followed, a central service core contains the kitchen, bathroom, and joinery units. Sliding doors retract into the core to allow for continuous circulation around every apartment. The central core and perimeter circulation model allowed for the creation of seventeen unique apartments within the building’s distorted envelope.

*Team Members*
Robert McBride and Debbie-Lyn Ryan, Matthew Borg, Fang Cheah, Adam Pustola, Drew Williamson

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