Competition entry for a new tower at 9-25 Commonwealth Street. Judging by the way it is phrased, it doesn't sound like Tonkin Zulaika Greer won, but it gives us a good idea of the developer's intentions / scale / height / uses etc.
Tonkin Zulaikha Greer’s scheme for the 9-25 Commonwealth Street Design Excellence Competition saw an urban form generated that complements the existing surroundings. It comprised of a podium that engages with the public domain and a slender tower that reconciles visual conflicts of neighbouring development.
The existing public domain is energised and improved by the arrangement of key components such as cafes and restaurants, the gym and apartment building entrance as series of building forms that each open directly out to address the surrounding streets. A path weaves its way from Commonwealth Street past the restaurants, up to the roof terrace, and then on up to the gym. The roof terrace doubles as a sheltered outdoor dining level and the launching pad for a climbing wall.
A 5-star Greenstar was proposed that included employing cross ventilation strategies all the tower apartments, reducing plant and running costs for the building. The common foyers would be naturally lit and ventilated, with street and district views.
NORTH-AND-WEST-ELEVATION-WEB by Sky_Is_The_Limit1, on Flickr
TZG_V02_FINALE-WEB by Sky_Is_The_Limit1, on Flickr
TZG_V01_FINALE-WEB by Sky_Is_The_Limit1, on Flickr