Gross Floor Area
The development envisions a Village made up of the home and supporting elements that are key to providing a thriving community.
Anglicare is committed to enriching and strengthening local communities by providing accommodation, care and support services that are sensitive to their particular cultural, financial, social and structural needs and preferences.
Three principles are core to the project’s concept to align with Anglicare’s vision:
Building Resilient Communities
To facilitate personal independence and engagement in civic and social life, and to provide community hubs that deliver the social and service needs of a community in one place.
Facilitating Social Interaction and Relationships:
To make a diverse offering of connected programs drawn from the urban context, creating a liveable and sustainable community within a building.
Connecting to Nature
To create a tangible connection to nature which itself can reduce stress, enhance creativity and clarity of thought, improve well-being and facilitate healing.
These three principals have been a key driver in the planning and design of the development to create an aged care mixed use building that will benefit the residents and community.
The proposed design is pragmatic in planning but distinctive in its urban response, retail and residential offering. It is borne out of the contextual characteristics of the site and its prime placement within the context of Merrylands. It embodies our passion to create a vibrant, desirable and memorable place.
Simply expressed, the design concept is about place. The design response references the future city context of Merrylands; it is a building that interacts with the environment around it in order to define the building character and form.
This was initially driven by creating a slender tower that varies to consider solar access to neighbouring sites in the future centre. Further modulation of the building mass allowed for the architectural language to unify the buildings form.Share