When a new nine-level building needed developing on a prominent Punt Road site, our client Studio 505 turned to us to deliver a ‘build-to-hold’ concept.
Leveraging and improving upon existing planning approval, Urbis worked with Decibel Architecture to increase the building’s yield and, more importantly, boost its internal liveability to make a positive contribution to the public realm.
The concept involves the creation of a community and incubator building for future residents to work and live in. Communal and interactive spaces are at the heart of the design, pushing the boundaries of standard residential development to create a site fit for the future.
Delivering a unique ‘townhouse in the sky’ building typology, Urbis’ plans include ‘streets’ at every third level, plus generous communal spaces at the ground and roof levels which help to facilitate interactions and foster a sense of community,
Above and beyond this community focus, the building is also designed with sustainability at the fore. Solar panels will be used to collect energy for use in communal areas, while grey water and rainwater will be harvested for reuse. The majority of apartments also benefit from both northern and southern light, with good cross ventilation.
Communal and interactive spaces are at the heart of the design, pushing the boundaries of standard residential development to create a site fit for the future.