APARTMENTS ON ALEXANDRIA
Project Date: November, 2018 (Year 3, Semester 2)
Location: Bowen Hills, QLD
Type: Mixed-use multi-residential apartments
No. dwellings: 52 units (80 dwellings per hectare)
Materials: Timber, brick and concrete
Apartments on Alexandria are located within the historic and cultural precinct of Bowen Hills, Brisbane. The design responds to the rich historic and geographic context of its surroundings, with a heavy focus on social connectivity. Centred around this concept, the apartments deliver a seamless integration of communal spaces, commercial services and residential living catering for all ages and demographics. The three domains of sustainability - social, environmental and economical have been addressed in conjunction with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Precinct Floor Plans
The site was developed to encourage social connectivity and aims to deliver a strong sense of community, interaction, health and wellbeing between three proposed apartment towers.
Northern elevation (left) and facade development sketches
The building facade mimics the natural land and water formations within the Bowen Hills area, thus forming a visual and symbolic connection to the historic surroundings. All dwellings feature a view out to the RNA Showgrounds.
Sketches depicting the surrounding urban fabric along King Street, Bowen Hills
Single and double room dwellings
All dwelling configurations are centred around the climatic principles of architectural design. In response to Brisbane's sub-tropical climate, the dwellings are designed to maximise natural daylighting and cross ventilation.