Sydney Architecture Images- Contemporary Non-Commercial
|Turner & Associates with Bolles + Wilson & Nation Associates|
Zetland, Sydney, NSW, Australia
In Collaboration with Bolles + Wilson & Nation Associates
Documentation in association with Group GSA
Completion Date: 2005
240 Apartments, 11 SoHos, 6 Retail Suites
Client: The Waltcorp Group
Cost: $70 million
Site Area: 6,784 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 26,000 sqm
FORM is one of an ensemble of projects located within Victoria Park at the
fringe of Green Square. The design was the result of genuine
architectural collaboration. The design team comprised Turner +
Associates from Sydney, Bolles + Wilson from Germany and Nation
Associates from Melbourne, achieving natural diversity within a unified
Regular design workshops in Muenster provided an esquisse methodology that has produced a strategy both full of character and flexible in terms of its programmatic content. The site concept is a family of four forms on the urban block that respond to street edge conditions, public open space and orientation producing architecture that is considered at an urban scale, while at the same time giving due consideration
to each individual unit. These forms are folded, sculpted, carved, and have surfaces overlaid with a variety of balcony formations. The colour selection enhances the volumetric composition of the precast concrete surfaces.
Charcoal and white are used to highlight building form and massing while tonal shifts of green help animate the facades. Increased drama is created by the use of supergraphics.
FORM comprises 240 apartments, 11 SoHos and 6 retail suites and building heights range from four to fifteen storeys.
Form Apartments Info & photos from Turner + Associates 111207
Green light for buyers
By Jane-Anne Lee
March 25, 2006 Copyright SMH.
Homed ... new owner Carlie Maranon outside the Form apartments. Photo: Domino Postiglione
Green Square may not have a postcode, but this precinct is regarded as the largest urban renewal project in Australia.
Although plans for its much-discussed town centre have stalled, its population is expected to be more than 33,000 by 2021. The town centre is now expected to be completed by 2016.
Green Square encompasses the suburbs of Zetland, Beaconsfield and parts of Alexandria, Rosebery and Waterloo. It comprises 278 hectares of land in Sydney 's oldest industrial area.
Between the CBD and Sydney Airport, its central location and modern apartment blocks with verdant gardens and flash facilities are drawing young professionals to the area.
Prices range from $270,000 for a one-bedder to $350,000 for a two-bedder, says Peter Natoli, director of Ray White Green Square.
At Hutchinson Walk, Victoria Park, Zetland, there are 95 apartments from 221 built that are still for sale in this stylish new building, which was developed by Waltcorp and designed by Turner and Associates Architects and a German firm. It was finished last August. In the past month 20 apartments have been sold, with prices reduced in line with market conditions. There is a range of two- and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses from $539,000. It's a pet-friendly block with plenty of parkland and an impressive central courtyard. Call Richard Merola, of South Sydney Realty, on 0415366145.
At 66/1 Shirley Street, Alexandria, a smart two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in the 18-month-old Phoenix, developed by Medium Density, is for sale for $370,000. It also has a security car space.
The development of 88 units was designed by ARC Architects. Peter Natoli, director of Ray White Green Square, says it's ideal for the first-home buyer because it's central and the levies are low.
There is a courtyard complete with soothing fountain. For that early morning latte, slip into the Italian cafe/restaurant on the ground floor. Call the agent on 0425233988.
At C20/240 Wyndham Street, Alexandria, a five-metre wide, 95sqm one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment (including car space) is in the Carnegie building in the Hudson complex. The architect was Allen, Jack + Cottier. The 41/2-year-old apartment is for sale for $345,000. Its balcony overlooks the large garden courtyard. There is a separate laundry and security car space. It's been on the market for three weeks. The building has 113 apartments, a 25-metre outdoor heated lap pool, gym and Green Square station is nearby. Call Elli Augerinos, of LJ Hooker Green Square, on 0404095038.
Carlie Maranon has spent the past month on the house-hunting trail, visiting properties during her lunch hour, after work and on Saturdays.
With her husband, Henry, 33, busy working in the security industry, she enlisted her mother's support and fine eye for detail.
Carlie, 30, a personal assistant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and her husband settled on a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with study and security parking in Form in Victoria Park, Green Square, because of its central location, ideal floor plan, wonderful finishes, proximity to friends and family and value for money.
It was reduced from $565,000 to $530,000 through South Sydney Realty.
"We were living in Bondi Junction and my sister lives in Surry Hills so I wanted to be close to her," Carlie says. "Bondi Junction was too expensive, places in Paddington didn't have security parking and we felt Newtown was too congested.
"Victoria Park had all the criteria we wanted and it was brand new.
"It's close to the airport and near the eastern suburbs where most of my friends live. The development will have a small boutique shopping mall with a Coles, which will help our resale. It's also a very beautiful place and our balcony overlooks the park and barbecue area," she says.
Distance from CBD 4.5 kilometres
Transport regular buses to the city plus trains from Green Square Station
Libraries Waterloo Library
Theatres Belvoir Street
Pools Prince Alfred Park Pool