Kingston Foreshore Canberra, Architect, ACT Apartment Building, Property Photos, News, Design
Kingston Foreshore : Canberra Apartments
Key Contemporary Architecture Development in ACT, Australia – design by PTW Architects
5 Dec 2008
Kingston Foreshore Canberra
Date built: 2007
Design: PTW Architects
Location: Kingston Foreshore, Canberra, ACT, Australia
New Canberra Apartment Buildings
The building is a richly modelled horizontal composition comprising 104 apartments grouped around four glazed atria. The building form emphasises the arc of the original Walter Burley Griffin design for Canberra, and is richly articulated and visually appealing.
The layout of the apartments around glazed atria, minimises the dependence on artificial lighting, heating and ventilation, whilst maximising views and other amenities and also provides an identifiable street address.
Planting around the perimeter of the site creates visual privacy for the units and connects the building to its site, while a through-site link connects the foreshore with the Heritage precinct around the Power House.
All common areas are accessible. Variety of units (10%) have been designed to become adaptable.
Client: Stockland Trust Group
Images: PTW Architects
Kingston Foreshore Development Building photos + information from PTW
The Kingston Foreshore is well on its way to becoming Canberra’s premiere destination for the arts, culture, tourism and leisure. The overall vision for the Foreshore is to create a mix of retail, commercial, residential and recreational areas while preserving the areas overall historical significance.
The Kingston Foreshore Master Plan aims to provide a perfect blend of landscapes, nature, art, history and people, ensuring Kingston Foreshore will be an area where visitors and residents are able to experience life, art and nature in balance.
Kingston Foreshore Apartments Canberra design : PTW
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