Sorell Residential

Sorell Residential
Sorell Residential
Sorell Residential
Sorell Residential
Sorell Residential
Sorell Residential
Sorell Residential
Sorell Residential
Sorell Residential

Awards

UDIA Awards for Excellence NSW 2014 Winner for NSW Region & ACT

UDIA Awards for Excellence NSW 2014 Commendation for High-Density Development

 

Location

Cnr Melrose Dr & Launceston St, Lyons ACT

 

Type & Size

132 Apartments

195 Car parking spaces

 

Site Area

10,160sqm

 

Construction Program

18 Months

 

Status

Completed April 2014

 

Sorell Apartments in Lyons, sets a new standard of urban living in Canberra. Comprising 132 residential units, with a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments; the development is spread across four buildings. The placement of building elements stems from a holistic design approach and a consciousness for the site and its significance when acting as a gateway to the Woden Town Centre.

This architecture explores modern and clean lines, to provide an iconic architectural statement. Buildings modulate in scale along the streets edge, from low-rise dwellings on the western front responding sympathetically to the suburban context, to a 9-storey tower which architecturally adorns the corner of the site. This is reflective of strong urban design principles to reduce the buildings footprint, while satisfying the density required of the lease agreement.

This inspiring place to live underpins a vision for a diverse urban community, with a series of courtyard spaces providing a sustainable landscape outcome and a labyrinth journey through the site, encouraging interaction with the residents, architecture and wider community.