This proposed development consists of a new multi-storey, mixed-use development for a site-specific location running from Oxford Street all the way back to Spring Street in Sydney’s Bondi Junction.
The building consists of four main elements:
- A retail and commercial podium level
- Two residential towers addressing both Oxford and Spring Streets
- A central circulation space containing lifts, access stairs and walkways connecting all parts of the building to the street.
The main structure is raw and constructed from off-form concrete, contrasted by fine glazing fenestration and the protruding balconies constructed from perforated copper. The copper will naturally oxidise over time to create a pixelated pattern and texture to these protruding, transparent elements. This will provide a sense of balance, a visual and textural contrast to the concrete bulk.
A large public art mural has been proposed, which is to be located on the western façade. The concept is of a mural featuring a honeysuckle vine, referring to the history of the Honeysuckle Nursery, which has been located at the site for many years.
The proposal includes 40 apartments, each with either a terrace or balcony to either Oxford or SpringStreet. The size of the apartments will appeal to the target demographic of professional singles and couples to empty nesters and retirees. The proposed development is also very well located, being walking distance to major shopping malls and retail outlets, and is only a level 150m walk to transport in the form of a rail and bus interchange at Bondi Junction.