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Matrix Apartments Parramatta

10 June 2020

Matrix Apartments in Parramatta

Architects: Tony Owen Partners

Location: Parramatta, West Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Matrix Apartments Parramatta, West Sydney

The site is located on a prominent corner in historic Parramatta in Sydney’s West. The surrounding buildings ranges from 2 to 18 storey apartment buildings, so this was very much an infill project.

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The 9 storey Matrix Apartments in Parramatta development contains ground floor retail and 32 units above totally some 4500m2. The massing fills in the corner and completes the streetscape.

Matrix Apartments Parramatta, West Sydney building facade

The streetscape on the ground floor is activated with retail uses. As the site is extremely tight it is impossible to achieve ramp access to the basement levels. A car loft is used for parking access.

Matrix Apartments Parramatta, West Sydney

The design of the apartments has been influenced by the principles of passive solar design. The majority of units are either corner units, through units or have ventilation slots on the façade to maximise natural ventilation and minimise energy use. The façade lattice screen was originally intended as a structure for a green wall on the entire façade.

Matrix Apartments Parramatta, West Sydney

This being a prominent gateway corner Tony Owen Partners believe that the building should have a façade of the exceptional quality and design excellence. The façade would become an art installation within the city.

Matrix Apartments Parramatta, West Sydney

Tony Owen Partners engaged local artist Gary Deirmendjian, with whom they have previously collaborated. Gary started with a cartography of historic Parramatta sites in the vicinity of the site. This was combined with the colonial street grid to produce a matrix of historical sites which evolved into the final design.

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The resulting façade takes the form of a lattice over the building. This lattice screen is attached to the façade made from powder coated aluminium. The lattice provides protection for glazing.

Matrix Apartments in Parramatta by Architects Tony Owen Partners

In addition, portions of the lattice are to be in-filled with a bio-climatic green wall which uses reticulated grey water.

Matrix Apartments building facade mapping

This creates a double façade which creates a micro-climate and enhances thermal stability and minimises energy use.

Matrix Apartments in Parramatta by Architects Tony Owen Partners

The result is a gateway building which has a genuinely unique and progressive expression which will be a benchmark for the area and establish the precinct as a focus for design excellence.

Matrix Apartments Parramatta, West Sydney

Matrix Apartments Parramatta West Sydney – Building Information

Architect: Tony Owen Partners

Consultants:
Developer Heworth Pty Ltd
Structural Engineer Mance Arraj
Builder Heworth Pty Ltd
Stormwater Engineer PTC Consulting
Mechanical Engineer G Force
Electrical Engineer Gforce
Fire Engineer Innova
Landscape Formed Gardens
Traffic Traffix
BCA Consultant AED

Matrix Apartments in Parramatta by Architects Tony Owen Partners

Materials:
Lighting Atom Lighting
Masonry Boral Bricks
Windows and glass Crown Windows
wall cladding Off Formconcrete
Aluminium Srceens CnT
Kitchen Appliances Miele
Sinks Reece
Tapware Reece
Toilets Caroma
Carpets Victoria Carpets
Paint Dulux
Tiles Ming Tian
Basins Caroma
Water Heaters Rheem

Matrix Apartments Sydney building plan

Matrix Apartments Parramatt Hassell Street facade

Software:
CAD: Autocad/Revit
Visualisation: 3-D Studio, Maya, Rhino

Team: Tony Owen, Wendy Tong, Bryan Li, Esan Ramini, Chong Lo, Estafania Regiera

Matrix Apartments in Parramatta by Architects Tony Owen Partners

Tony Owen Partners

Matrix Apartments Parramatta, West Sydney images / information received 220919

Location: Parramatta, Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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