The spotlight is on Sydney’s booming North West and Parkland Estate is undoubtedly its most aspirational, ambitious new address.
A masterplanned project being delivered in five perfectly conceived stages, Parkland Estate’s overarching concept was to create a neighbourhood community with a range of housing types. Central to its appeal are its wonderful grounds and facilities, its proximity to rapidly evolving amenities and lifestyle attractions and the soothing green open spaces that surround it.
The second stage of the development contains 134 apartments which are split into two wings (A & B) and the delivery of the Central Park community facilities. The design of the building follows the overall strategy of the Parkland Estate plan with taller forms to the south and lower forms to the north.
A setback zone at level 4 on the northern part of the building further reduces the visual scale of the building from the street. The u-shaped form opens to the west overlooking the Central Park. A 1 story community building along the northern boundary defines the street edge. An articulate building form is achieved through a rhythm and variety of facade elements and a controlled palette of colours that change at key datum points defined by street level interface, setbacks and roof forms. The mix of apartment types provide further diversification and consistency with the future desired density of the area.
Each apartment receives 1 car space with the 3 bedroom apartments receiving 2 spaces. All car parking as well as visitor parking is located in the basement and lower ground level with intercom access for guests.
Apartments will include a mix of unit types, providing a high level of daylight access and natural ventilation. At street level two separate and distinct residential foyers are provided for residents while individual apartments are provided with street access via private entries. The design and detail of garden walls, fencing, paving and landscaping ensure that apartments are adequately separated from the more public ground level activities. Apartment layouts have been developed to maximise the number of north facing units, street and district views. Building services are consolidated and separated from the more active ground level uses. Waste is collected from a dedicated garbage holding room at the southern corner.