MERIDIAN MIRANDA

11 May 2022

For a lifestyle near the sea, there’s the Meridian Miranda. Recently completed, this apartment complex at Miranda, 30 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD, creates this lifestyle at an affordable price. Co-created by Murdoch Projects, Altis Property Partners and TURNER; the 102 one, two and three-bedroom apartments also provide the opportunity for essential workers, such as teachers, nurses, firefighters and the police to live in apartments with significantly reduced rents, which are approximately 20 per cent less than the market value.

When the opportunity to consolidate a prominent site, formerly six house blocks, a stone’s throw from Westfield Shopping Centre and Miranda railway station presented itself, a vision was in the making. “You can be on a train (two stops) or bus and be at Cronulla Beach in minutes,” says Nick Murdoch, Project Manager, who with the others on the team noticed the relaxed lifestyle of local residents living at Miranda. “We were looking for a luxurious feel but one that was affordable,” says Joseph Ajaka, project director at Altis Property Partners.

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“The quality of the design was the driving factor in bringing together the development, with an emphasis on space, finishes and detail from the outset.”

James McCarthy – Director at TURNER

With views to Georges River in the distance and Miranda Park to the north of this site, the other determining factor was the contours and specific ridge line. These combined factors assisted in generating the schematics for two separate residential towers, curvaceous in form, following the contours of the land, with the Meridian Miranda literally ‘veiled’ in greenery (the architects worked closely with landscape architects, Site Image).

As Meridian Miranda has made allowance for accommodating essential workers, with one of the two buildings occupied by this workforce, the team was able to receive floor space ratio concessions from the state government. However, the apartments are generous by most standards, varying in size from 62 square metres for a one-bedroom apartment and up to 135 square metres for three bedrooms. Each building offers terraces and roof gardens that can be used by residents in each tower, and all benefit from being ‘buildings in the round’. The roof terraces were also carefully crafted, designed as a series of outdoor rooms that include multiple options for entertaining friends and family, or simply taking in the impressive views while tending the vegetable gardens.

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“We took a holistic approach with the design, from the built form, the landscaping and interiors through to the signage and wayfinding

James McCarthy – Director at TURNER

When TURNER conceived the design, one of the sources of inspiration came from architect Alvar Aalto’s organic-shaped vase. This form not only responds to the contours of this site, but also the fluid lines that allow the aspects and gardens to be fully embraced from every aspect within. These curvaceous lines commence at the point of arrival in the two lobbies and extend through the buildings, with the in situ concrete buildings expressed both vertically and horizontally. And to allow the residents to ‘colour’ their spaces, the interior palette is monochromatic in hues of white, charcoal grey and black. The experience of Meridian Miranda is a statement in luxury and seamless design.

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