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ST COLUMBA

The site strategy of splitting the building and creating a central breezeway allowed us the possibility of reorienting all apartments away from the east and west, whilst still achieving 98% natural cross ventilation and 75% of apartments achieving a minimum of 2 daylight hours on the shortest day of the year. Materials, construction method and sustainable design were tailored to the needs and constraints of the traffic-heavy site.

The challenge was to design a vibrant mixed-use residential building, achieving the highest level of amenity for future residents whilst designing out the impacts of site constraints. The site strategy of splitting the building and creating a central breezeway allowed us the possibility of reorienting all apartments away from the east and west, whilst still achieving 98% natural cross ventilation and 75% of apartments achieving a minimum of 2 daylight hours on the shortest day of the year. Materials, construction method and sustainable design were carefully considered, tailored to the needs and constraints of the traffic-heavy site.

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Project Name:          Saint Columba’s Catholic Church

Location:                   Leichhardt, New South Wales
Status:                       Completed
Type:                          Public
Site Area:                  1000 m²
Gross Floor Area:     361 m²

 
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