Bates Smart Director Guy Lake comments: “The bushland context was a key inspiration for the design and we retained a significant amount of vegetation around the development with over 90% indigenous species being used in the new landscape.
“A series of interconnected external spaces were created, linked by pathways along cuttings and elevated walkways, creating communal landscapes for residents to inhabit.”
The buildings have been carefully located to minimise the impact on the surrounding bushland and are stepped in sympathy with the existing topography to allow a unique relationship with the land. Key features of the design include large sandstone walls reconstructed from material found on site and the use of natural ‘off form’ materials, which give the buildings a unique connection to its bushland context.
The development has excellent environmental credentials and is one of the first residential developments in NSW to undertake formal EnviroDevelopment accreditation, achieving the highest 6 leaves rating.
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