Awards Commendation, Multiple Housing Award for the AIA NSW Architectural Awards 2014.
Commendation, Urban Renewal commendation at the UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence 2014.
Use 450 Market Apartments & 150 Social Housing Units
Client Payce Communities
Site Area 4,043 sqm
Gross Floor Area 10,795 sqm
The Washington Park development is a new housing project for the southwest suburbs of Sydney. Previously, the site contained approximately 15 social housing buildings of the American Radburn design. The new development replaces this with 10 new buildings containing a mix of social and private apartments following an integrated housing typology.
The Monte and Meridian social housing buildings are the first stages of the development. They are located on the Garden Square adjacent to the future Library and Senior Citizens’ Centre. The buildings are rectangular in form and orientated north-south for a more equitable distribution of sunlight. Between the buildings there is a communal space with decorative and communal kitchen gardens. Each building has a separate community room for the use of residents.
The elevations are structured with a triple layering of base, middle and top. The base is a dark render with stone detail cladding. The middle is face brick with painted brick bands. The top in contrast is white painted brick.