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Nova apartments


Turner & Associates






Millennium Minimalist Modernism




Apartment Building 
Nova Apartments Info & photos from Turner + Associates 111207
NOVA Apartments opitimise the contemporary approach to modern living that is Victoria Park. With its' iconic architectural features and award-winning environmental infrustructure, the NOVA Apartment complex leads by example.

NOVA expresses the design principles established for a sustainable communal environment based on the principles of urban design and environmental performance which underpin Victoria Park. In recognition of this, NOVA received a commendation for innovation in the Green Square 2002 design awards.

NOVA forms part of the second stage of Victoria Park and comprises 114 apartments. The cutting-edge design incorporates multiple street addresses which lead to discrete lobbies, while two beautfully landscaped courtyards provide external spaces for residents.

The success of the project was underwritten by addressing the needs of both the investor market with one and two bedroom units and capturing the owner-occupier market with the three, four bedroom and penthouse apartments fronting the main parklands.
Nova apartments, Zetland, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Completion Date: 2003
Use: Residential, 114 Apartments
Client: The Waltcorp Group
Cost: $27m
Site Area: 5,600 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 11,900sqm

Nova is the second phase of Victoria Park stage 2 and comprises 114 apartment units configured around two courtyards. The site is organized with robust, slim-line, bar Novas flanking the east and west boundaries. Letterbox-like openings mark balcony spaces behind and are animated with sunscreens that control the sun and thermal comfort. Overscaled projecting timber-clad maisonette volumes punctuate the elevation and relate to the broad dimension of Joynton Park to the east. In response to Tote Park to the west, a series of maisonettes on the upper levels project from the wall plane and are rotated towards the north and the views.

A high level of amenity was achieved as the predominant apartment type is dual aspect on either one or two levels, giving opportunity for cross ventilation, and the orientation of primary living, bedroom and terrace areas is towards one of the two parks.

Nova was completed Feb 2003.