“Sapphire Apartments has been thoughtfully designed to strikingly meld into its surrounds”
This project involved Bennett + Bennett working closely with the client and architect to achieve a high quality residential outcome within the sensitive inner city Neighbourhood Plan area of Woolloongabba, Brisbane.
The site originally contained a dwelling constructed prior to 1911 and therefore required Council approval to relocate it to a suitable site within Brisbane’s Traditional Building Character Area as part of the application process. In order to comply with Council regulations, Bennett + Bennett successfully sourced a suitable site, and the existing dwelling was successfully relocated to another site in order to accommodate the proposal.
The new proposal consisted of a design that was suitable for a high-density residential use within Woolloongabba. The built form of the proposal consists of a 12 storey building, comprising 89 apartments with full roofdeck recreation space.
As well as relocating the dwelling, the project posed significant challenges including the preservation of the conceptual design whilst complying with multiple planning provisions. These included the provision of usable private recreation space, deep planting, building height and on-site parking.
The changes in the design resulted in an outcome that was consistent with that anticipated for the locality, and satisfied Council’s code requirements.
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