SÖHO Alexandria

Alexandria NSW Australia
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This apartment building located on the edge of industrial South Sydney is wedged between large residential developments and industrial warehouses. In the heterogeneous urban context, it has a robust, individual character. The site is tight and the 19 affordable apartments are small yet don’t feel cramped. The design maximises solar amenity, building separation, cross-flow ventilation. Lobbies are turned inside-out to allow light and air through the development.

Ground-floor apartments make use of the existing masonry walls of the neighbouring factory to form private courtyards. At the top of the building, a metal-clad pavilion gives district views from the large roof terrace.

SÖHO achieves a lot of building on a small block, at the same time improving the neighbourhood and demonstrating sustainable, medium-density development. It is a popular formula. Apartments were sold out within the first week of marketing.

In addition, SJB provided planning advice concerning the residential building in the form of a VPA and preparation of the Statement of Environmental Effects and supporting documentation for the Development Application. The VPA included a monetary contribution towards Council’s public domain improvement plan.

Snapshot

Client
Rubicon Property

Number of Apartments
19

Award
2012 Australian Institute of Architects (NSW) Multiple Housing Award

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