Bankstown Gardens in Sydney

Bankstown Gardens Apartments, Sydney Residential Building, Housing Development, Australian Architecture, Images

Bankstown Gardens in Sydney

Australian Apartment Development – design by Tony Owen Partners, Architects

22 Oct 2017

Bankstown Gardens Apartments

Architects: Tony Owen Partners

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Bankstown Gardens

Bankstown Gardens in Sydney

Bankstown Gardens is a 9 storey signature apartment development consisting of 54 units, landscaped garden setting. The site is close to Bankstown CBD, so it is on the door step of schools, restaurants and shops as well as bus, railway and transport facilities.

Bankstown Gardens in Sydney

The massing presents a flat plane that reinforces the streetscape. The building is located on a prominent corner. The building is curved at the corner to reinforce the corner and present as a gateway in the streetscape. Ventilation shafts are used to improve natural ventilation. These create vertical breaks in the massing reducing the apparent length of the façade.

Bankstown Gardens in Sydney

The dynamic design utilises a framework of sun control fins to create an exciting frieze on the façade. The diagonal geometry articulates the façade whilst allowing for large expanses of glazing. The transparency of this material is juxtaposed with the lightness of the white screens to create a vibrant and light façade. The frieze of solar fins is attached to provide shade for units. These screens create a patterning which is attractive to activate and add detail to the facade. This distinctive modern design sets it apart from its neighbours to create a distinctive and elegant address.

Bankstown Gardens in Sydney

The building has been conceived with an emphasis on environmentally sustainable design. Ventilation shafts are used on the façade to improve natural ventilation. All of the units are corner units or through units to maximise natural ventilation and minimise energy use. The use of louvers for many of the balconies creates a double façade. This creates a micro-climate and enhances thermal stability and minimises energy use.

Bankstown Gardens in Sydney

The proposal contains water collection and recycling initiatives for the garden areas.

The ground floor has extensive sunny communal open spaces. The building has generous communal landscape spaces fronting the street which help moderate the impact of the building to the street. This consists of tiered planter zones. There are generous communal open spaces to the western side which receive full northern sun. These spaces include a children’s play area. There are also barbeque and dining areas with significant deep soil. The ground floor units have expansive private gardens amongst the terrace landscaped areas.

Bankstown Gardens in Sydney

Bankstown Gardens is a 9 storey signature apartment development consisting of 54 units, in a landscaped garden setting.

The building is located on a prominent corner in Sydney’s Bankstown. The building is curved at the corner to reinforce the corner and present as a gateway in the streetscape. The dynamic design utilises a framework of sun control fins to create an exciting frieze on the façade. The diagonal geometry articulates the façade whilst allowing for large expanses of glazing and external planter devices. The transparency of this material is juxtaposed with the lightness of the white screens to create a vibrant and light façade.

The building has been conceived with an emphasis on environmentally sustainable design. Ventilation shafts are used on the façade to improve natural ventilation. The façade frieze provides horizontal sun control to reduce the need for mechanical ventilation. The result is a reduction in heat gain and energy use. The proposal contains water collection and recycling initiatives for the garden areas.

Bankstown Gardens in Sydney

Photography: Steve Back

Bankstown Gardens in Sydney images / information from Tony Owen Partners

Tony Owen Partners on e-architect


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




New Architecture in Sydney

Contemporary Sydney Buildings

Sydney Architecture Designs – chronological list

Sydney Building News

Sydney Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect

Sydney Architecture
Sydney Opera House
photo © Derek McGavigan

Sydney Houses




NSW Architecture

Seacliff House, Bronte Beach, Sydney waterfront
Design: Chris Elliott Architects
Sydney waterfront house
photo : Richard Glover

Sydney waterfront house

Boustred House, Mosman, Sydney Middle Harbour
Design: ian moore architects
Boustred House Sydney in Mosman
photo : Daniel Mayne

House in Mosman

50 Bridge Street Sydney Tower architects : 3XN

Sydney Architect Studios

Australian Architecture
The Bond Sydney headquarters
image from architects

Australian Houses
Australian House
image from architect

Comments / photos for the Bankstown Gardens in Sydney page welcome

Bankstown Gardens in Sydney NSW

Website: Tony Owen Partners : page