Merrylands NSW, Australia
Merrylands is an area in transition. The proposal seeks to respond and contribute to the context of Merrylands both in its present state, as well as the desired future character of the precinct.
The proposed design is pragmatic in planning strategy but distinctive in its urban response, retail and residential offering. It is borne out of the contextual characteristics of the site and its unique placement within the context of Merrylands. It embodies our passion to create a vibrant, desirable and memorable place.
The Eat Street laneway enhances the vision of the Cumberland Councils Merrylands station and McFarlane street precinct by continuing the concept of a vibrant mix of retail and commercial through to the internal streets, improving permeability across the site.
This outcome encourages a pedestrian friendly and vibrant public space, with indoor and outdoor dining that provides a strong identity to the development.
Simply expressed our concept is about place. The design response is contextual; it is a building that interacts with the environment around it in order to define the building character and form.
The street wall uses the principles from the existing Merrylands Road High Street. The varied street wall reflects a playful pattern of openings suited to the uses. Breaks in the building celebrate entries. A continuous awning datum is reinstated to connect to the existing urban fabric.
The towers use the industrial past in the area celebrating the methodology and repetitive process of manufacturing Bricks, Pottery, Timber and Tweed. Four façade types were created that represent a collection of these industries through patterns that are composed together in the form to create slender tower forms.Share