BKA recently submitted two entries in to WAF (World Architecture Festival) of 2015 under the Future Mixed-Commercial category to be held in November.
The Henderson Road project, located on the fringe of Sydney’s CBD in the suburb of Alexandria, is a project under the City of Sydney Council. The site adjoins the former railway maintenance and storage workshop, Eveleigh, now known as Australia Technology Park, the largest and most significant contemporary multi-arts centre in Australia. The project consists of 28 units and a ribbon of retail activating the building at street level. It possesses unique design features reminiscent of the industrial history and heritage buildings in close proximity yet embracing the simple, modern impression. The main challenge was to strategise around the NSW Rail easement, located three metres below ground preventing basement car parking which was approached by encouraging a sustainable lifestyle, offering lock-up bike storage for each unit and car share facility.
The Hudson Street project, part of a masterplanned precinct in Lewisham within the Marrickville Council is acclaimed with the new light rail operating only 50m away from the site providing a link to Sydney’s CBD in minutes. The site-specific controls limit height and floor space ratio. The site is 1855sq m and has perfect northern orientation on its long axis. The proposal is a mixed-use five level building consisting of 54 apartments, three commercial tenancies at ground level, two levels of basement parking and a communal roof terrace. Unique design adaptation of its industrial history is emphasized through terracotta masonry façade balanced with modernism via metal clad and dominant eyebrow sunshade.
28 May 2015