warners bay

  • Type
  • Mixed Use, Multi-Residential
  • Client
  • Bloc
  • Location
  • Warners Bay, Newcastle
  • Project Details
  • The design seeks to instil the sense of a 'village' development to this prominent block. As such, it was considered a vital design principle to break down the visual scale of the proposal responding to the urban context.

    The street wall binds the 'base' of the proposal through a series of double-height masonry frames, which step their way along each street interface. Encapsulated within these frames at street level are a series of smaller scaled commercial premises that are afforded the opportunity to activate the public domain. Colours, tones and materials vary to create an interesting and active public domain.

    The architecture then 'lightens' up the building's facade: distinct middle and upper languages are developed to aid in the breaking down of the building's scale. A generous 'garden' zone including resident recreational facilities has been created through the centre of site allowing abundant light through to these southern neighbours.
"Each building steps appropriately to effectively minimise apparent bulk whilst also mitigating impact to the neighbouring buildings."

Hannah Walsh