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Presidio Apartments
by Stanisic Associates Architects



The- project consists of some 120, one and two storey apartments in single and double storey layouts, and a street level cafe and shop. The concept of the project is a fragmented perimeter form composed of two articulated buildings, a 'wedge' and 'edge' form, arranged around a triangular-shaped, north facing courtyard, which tapers to the north-west along Brennan Lane. The apartments in the 'edge' building have been orientated with living areas and balconies to the noise protected and sun filled courtyard to the north. Bathrooms are located on the southern side as noise tolerant rooms to the trains. Secondary glazed balconies which capture the

view are located on the more defensive southern side. The organisation of double storey apartments in the 'edge' building reduces access corridors to each second level and ensures excellent solar and daylight access from the north. The location and design of the central courtyard is fundamental to the organisation of the site, maintenance of the residential amenity and built form response to surrounding conditions. The north facing courtyard takes maximum advantage of solar access and daylight. It is generously landscaped with deciduous trees, paving and water elements to provide a protected oasis of amenity and outlook for the apartments.

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Project Team
Project architect: Jane Anderson Adam Russell
Design architect: Stanisic Turner Architects
Project manager: WMTCORP Pty Ltd
Developer: WMTCORP Pty Ltd
Structural consultant: R J Pearce & Associates
Electrical consultant: David Youl & Associates
Mechanical consultant: David Youl & Associates
Hydraulic consultant: Burgess & Arnott Pty Ltd
Landscape consultant: McGregor & Partners
Interior designer: Stanisic Turner Architects
Builder: Walter Constructions
Photographer: Mr Brett Boardman
Other Team Members : Stanisic Turner Architects

Photographs by Mr Brett Boardman, text by Stanisic Associates Architects

Link directly to this award entry: is the website of The Royal Australian Institute of Architects