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18 The Esplanade
Perth

The design for this residential high-rise tower demonstrates that tall buildings can be sensitively inserted into the historic streetscape of The Esplanade, and the Perth skyline. On the lower levels, a podium acknowledges the historic scale of adjacent buildings, while the tower has a hybrid aesthetic compatible with the surrounding high-rise office buildings.

The tower form is expressed as two slender, glazed, rectilinear volumes that house two apartments per floor. This layout maximises views by locating the living spaces at the front of the building in a large, projecting ‘bay window’.

Sustainability is optimised - every apartment has north and south orientation with ventilation to three sides. Glazed elements are fully shaded, and a high degree of operability gives the building occupants control over their environment.

Client:
Saracen Properties

Area:
23,600 sqm

Completion:
due 2010

Downloads:
Esplanade-Project-Sheet.pdf



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