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.
- Keiko Mino
- Andreas Antoniades
- UDIA Awards for Excellence – Winner for NSW Region & ACT
- UDIA Awards for Excellence – Commendation for High-Density Development
Melrose Drive, Lyons, Canberra