Winner, 2016 NSW AIA Multi Residential Award, Bourke St Apartments
This project is sited on a complex block with 4 street frontages. Whilst there is a pedestrian entry on Bourke Street and a car entry off a side street, the primary 50 metre long frontage is to the Eastern Distributor. This acoustic and sensory challenge has driven the design diagram, whereby a double wall containing the services, common circulation, bathrooms and kitchens creates an acoustic buffer for the bedrooms and living areas, all of which open onto the protected courtyard within. Along Bourke Street, the frontage provides a more urbane street address, through a retained heritage facade.