Waterloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The masterplan for this former industrial site extends the existing street network through the site to integrate it into the surrounding neighbourhood. An overlay of public space, including a pedestrian through-site link that connects to the surrounding developments, a major linear park designed to act as a storm water detention for the neighbourhood and a public plaza fronted by cafes, will create a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly precinct.
The design consists of three residential perimeter blocks of 6 to 8 storeys and a commercial development to the north. Residential towers are located to act as urban markers, aiding the legibility of the plan. The development, which comprises 610 residential apartments and 16,000 sqm commercial space, will contain a diverse mix of apartment typologies and unit types.
Stage 1 consists of 362 units in a 6 to 8 storey perimeter block and a 12-storey tower that articulates the urban form. The buildings are orientated to take advantage of solar access and maximise natural ventilation. Bedrooms are typically located off the internal courtyard to provide acoustic privacy, with living areas facing the park and street. Active street frontages are achieved with street level retail and ground level access to residential units on other facades.
Estate Project Developments Pty Ltd
92,200 sqm (Masterplan); 37,900 sqm (Stage 2)