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Iglu Chatswood, Chatswood

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Iglu Chatswood
73 Albert Ave, Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia

Iglu Chatswood is a 396-bed student accommodation facility located adjacent to the Chatswood rail interchange. The building comprises two linear forms of 11 and 12 storeys, separated to the north by a landscaped courtyard and linked to the south by a lower recessed volume with a roof terrace that enjoys excellent views of the Sydney CBD.

These forms read as a series of stacked volumes of between one and three storeys in height which sit on a two-storey terracotta base that provides warmth and a human scale to the street.

Accommodation options includes studios and cluster apartments accessed off glazed corridors that provide natural light and ventilation to the lift lobbies. Residents enter via a newly landscaped share way into a light-filled, double height space that serves as a living room for the entire building community. The two lower levels of the building accommodate a range of indoor and outdoor communal spaces for residents to meet and socialise. Internally off-form concrete, timber and terracotta provide a backdrop of raw and natural materials, with colour and texture introduced through fabric, rugs and furniture to create a relaxed atmosphere.

Client
Iglu Pty Ltd

Area
1,676 sqm

Completion
2014


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