Newmarket Residences, Sydney
Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The former Inglis stables have an incredibly rich history within Randwick and Sydney. Newmarket, the neighbourhood that has begun to transform the site, draws upon this history through its masterplan and the design of its diverse housing, creating a new place where Randwick’s past thoughtfully stitches into its present. The eastern precinct unites new and retained heritage buildings through a strong masterplan.
Newmarket Residences encompasses 128 apartments and ground floor retail in two 8-storey buildings which frame the northern gateway to the precinct. The buildings’ open precast concrete frames interpret the more civic buildings of the hospital and the adjacent schools whilst accommodating the stuff of everyday life: shops and cafes below, and balconies and windows into living rooms and bedrooms above. The sandstone tinted precast concrete is complemented by dark bronze metal framing to balustrades, window frames, sunshading and privacy screens.
Apartment planning is simple and generous, with a focus on natural cross ventilation, framed picture windows and open corner balconies with strong connection to the established tree canopy. The apartment interiors hint at the stables’ history, with materials such as wide plank timber floors, brushed nickel tapware, leather joinery handles and stone details to create a calm contemporary aesthetic and a nod to the equestrian past.
The Newmarket dining court, located directly off Barker Street, is designed to fulfil the function of a community square – a place of gathering and interaction. The space is broken into three typologies, including pedestrian thoroughfares, alfresco dining areas and a central breakout space. The whole space can be adapted and programmed for activations such as pop-up markets or community events.
12,181 sqm (GFA)