Campbell, Canberra ACT
Iskia’ is a precinct of mixed-use development with 1000 sqm of Commercial, 126 Apartments and 10 town houses on a previous RSL site.This predominantly residential proposal effectively terminates the eastern end of the Constitution Avenue Promenade development corridor with a series of landscaped areas linking the two.
Juxtaposed apartment towers combine with luxury row houses to frame triangular garden plaza areas while also addressing frontages to the avenue and the large RSL Parklands that flow uphill into the heart of Campbell. Commercial / Retail frontages ensure active edges to the new community plazas with garden stairs providing access to more private residents’ gardens positioned towards the heart of the project.
The buildings have strong rectilinear forms and angled to align with the Avenue and Parkland boundary frontages. The two - three storey scale of the park houses is carried through the project with paired apartment floors and the double height colonnades on the avenue around the main plaza.
The project exemplifies an ideal confluence of architectural, art, landscape and urban design principles and will result in a fine outcome for this special site in Campbell on Constitution Avenue and Blamey Crescent.