CHROFI was engaged to work in association with the client, Southmarc, to carry out Section 96 modifications and then provide design development, documentation, and site services for the project.
Sited on a 1200m2 former warehouse site in Alexandria, the development houses 32 apartments and a cafe within a new 5 level ‘L’ shaped building. The development distinguishes itself from other high density developments in the area by exploring the use of environmental concepts to enrich and enhance inner city existence.
Cross flow ventilation, access to direct sunlight together with ‘sky gardens’, rooftop terraces and a large central courtyard combine to lift the amenity of these inner city apartments.
As a result of these initiatives, the project had many technical complexities (fire, acoustics, thermal, condensation, water-proofing) due to varying plan arrangements, the skygardens, and the positioning of external areas over internal areas.