Rozelle Mixed Use Development, Sydney Urban Renewal Redevelopment, Architecture Images
Rozelle Mixed Use Development in Sydney
City Landscape design in New South Wales, Australia – design by Scott Carver
21 May 2018
Rozelle Mixed Use Development
Architects: Scott Carver
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Rozelle Mixed Use Development – Balmain Leagues Club
Scott Carver worked closely with the client Heworth Group and Inner West Council to submit a Development Application that provides a solution to issues of the past, and one that will breathe new life into the site.
The project draws inspiration from the context of the site and its neighbourhood. Built form is prioritised to Victoria Road. The buildings are broken down into a trio of forms, with lower recessive linking elements to break down the street wall of the development.
The lower form of the Victoria Road frontage draws inspiration from the balconies of the Balmain pubs. With terraced forms, the frontage provides a home for the new Balmain Leagues Club and a place for the members and guests to engage with the street.
“The prioritising of scale to Victoria Road allows the development to step down to a three storey form on Waterloo Street, responding to the context of the fine grain neighbourhood,” says Doug Southwell, Director, Scott Carver. “To here, the forms are broken down into a series of predominantly brick elements that speak to the language of Waterloo Street”.
Within the development a simple palette defines the town square. This space is inspired by hidden pockets and courtyards of Balmain, offering the community a respite from the bustle of Victoria Road.
Landscaping is an integral part of the development from the public domain to a variety of green roofs and greening of the buildings throughout. This helps to enrich an existing sterile site; and support the Rozelle neighbourhood, through the reduction of the heat island effect and the support of native flora and fauna.
Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design by design firm Scott Carver
What were the key challenges?
The old Balmain Leagues Club site at Rozelle, has a long, and plagued history, and left one of Sydney’s most iconic sites in desperate need of revitalisation.
Many previous design solutions for the site faced challenges from the community and neighbouring businesses. In acquiring the site, our client engaged a new consultant team and charged Scott Carver with developing a scheme that response to the previous objections. Our solution was to take the time to understand the drivers of the previous objections and ensure the design solution engaged with community and context; and complimented the local businesses rather than compete.
What were the solutions?
The key feature of the proposal is the return of the Balmain Leagues Club, which is the centre-piece of the development. Emphasis has been placed on high-quality urban design, with a particular focus on the creation of new public spaces, and activation of new laneways and spaces, to create a strong connection with retailers, and the community. The design’s network of themed laneways provides access to surrounding streets and existing shops on Darling Street. The design includes a ‘small-scale’ supermarket, which will complement existing retail along Darling Street and help activate the precinct. A new town square is also included, which will provide a large outdoor venue for community events, as well as day to day spaces for eating, meeting with friends and children’s play areas.
Rozelle Mixed Use Development, Sydney – Building Information
3,000 sqm Club
5,000 sqm retail including Supermarket and F&B
1,250 sqm of commercial
173 dwellings including affordable housing
530 sqm of Live / Work
DA lodged: April 2018
Rozelle Mixed Use Development in Sydney images / information received 210518
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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