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Jessica Hardwick Architecture, Beach Road Apartments, Coolum, Multi-Residential New Build, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane Architect, Sustainable Architecture, Landscaping

beach road apartments

This project in the heart of Coolum is a high quality development that aspires to capture the true atmosphere and lifestyle of the local area, providing a more compact, lower maintenance option to home ownership. Created in collaboration with a project manager  who is a long-term resident of Coolum, our brief was always to create a building that felt “at home” in this community.

key features

Type: Multi-residential
Size: 90m² - 147m² (units) | 3996m² (total)

Sustainable Initiatives

  • Solar power

  • EV charging

  • Water harvesting

  • Passive design

  • Natural ventilation strategy

  • High performance glass

Project Team

Town Planner: Plannery

Certifier: Bartley Burns

Civil Engineer: Walsh Consulting Engineers

Structural Engineer: Alta Projects

Surveying: Land Surveying Dynamics

Traffic Engineer: Q Traffic

Landscape Architecture: Conlon Group

Acoustic: David Moore & Associates

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: RPG Consulting Engineers

Hydraulic Engineer: MRP

Through taking a highly tailored approach to the design of each dwelling, the resulting designs ensure that each home really makes the most of its unique aspect and proportions, and provides for a high degree of amenity. Located on a 1500m2 block, the site enjoys ocean views to the North-East (including vistas of the entire coastline up to Noosa), but also adjoins multiple apartment buildings. The elevated position brings with it decent slope, so our approach has been to step the floor plates down the hill and “wrap” the building around a central circulation core. Through the efficiency gained in providing this consolidated circulation, our floor plate can accommodate multi-storey openings which are to be planted with native palms, providing both outlook and privacy across levels and between dwellings. A palette that incorporates colour and texture in the form of vertical profile linings, accents of timber, breeze block, terracotta and stone create a lively and approachable atmosphere. External circulation between dwellings provide views to integrating planting throughout the building, with seating and shared spaces creating opportunities for casual interactions between residents and a genuine sense of community within the building. Individual apartments have been designed in response to their particular opportunities and constraints, with a sensitive approach to space planning, interior fit out and facade detailing ensuring that every dwelling has its own sense of address, privacy and desirable outlook. We look forward to seeing work commence on site later this year!

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