Creswell is located on a corner site bounded by 3 streets; Constitution Avenue, Getting Crescent, and Creswell Street. The development responds to the transitional contextual character and surrounding built form.
The development comprises of 51 apartments broken up in two buildings sitting above a podium level housing ground level retail and level 1 commercial space. The buildings addressing Getting Crescent sympathetically respond to suburban context and grain. The placement of building elements modulates in scale along the streets edge to develop a dialogue within the urban and suburban fabric. The architecture of the proposal expresses both modern and sustainable strategies, which allow for a sympathetic response to its context. Each façade is carefully designed and detailed to respond to its respective streetscape, orientation and privacy of adjoining developments. The building response to this important street corner with the expression of the angled balconies as well as feature glazed screen with a curtain of glass creating a transparent exterior veil. The west facing glazed screen is intended to reduce solar access and have slight variation of opacity and colour to create visual interest from within as well as seen from the street. his architecture explores modern and clean lines, to provide an iconic architectural statement for a new standard of urban living in Canberra.
Building entrances are clearly defined and legible from Constitution avenue to enhance residential identity and allow for natural surveillance for residents and visitors.
Buildings are orientated along east-west axis to optimise northerly aspect, maximising solar access for the residents. A scaled building separation enhances the amenity of the complex through a communal courtyard and leisure spaces for the residents.