As Sydney gets denser, design guidelines will play an increasingly important role in influencing the future of housing supply and creating great places to live.
A denser more compact city promoted through the draft Sydney District Plans will see an increased focus of apartment living in centres and transport corridors. There will be demands for more efficient use of space, meaning greater integration of uses, which will have implications for residential amenity.
Design guidelines and place making has an important role to play in providing for solutions that are appealing to new residents and for the acceptance of density by the wider community.
As part of Urbis’ commitment to better planning and design outcomes for our clients and for the wider community, last week we hosted a workshop with many of Sydney’s leading architects, sharing experiences applying design guidelines for apartments.