Responding sensitively to its rich industrial context, the proposed development aims to positively contribute to Collingwood’s urban streetscape and sense of community.
The high quality 15-level commercial building provides an activated ground plane on Wellington St with cafes, restaurants and other public amenities. A glazed facade and canopies will further enhance the street frontage and pedestrian experience.
The building form references surrounding warehouse building typologies, with a rhythmic and visually cohesive brick facade to the ground and podium levels and upper levels to the east. Large punched window openings form the facade, with metal surrounds providing solar shading.
The development aims to achieve best-practice sustainable design, encompassing building performance, occupancy comfort and the urban environment. The facade responds to varying building orientations, providing natural daylighting and solar shading to the floorplates. Amenity for both occupants and the community further reinforces the socially sustainable contribution the proposal will make.
AECOM, Duo Projects, OPENWORK