Won through a competitive design process, this project is a large scale multi-residential masterplanning and building design project on the current site of Channel 9 Headquarters in Willoughby, Sydney.
The project includes masterplanning for 460 apartments and commercial spaces across 10 buildings, up to 8 storeys to be approved within a complex planning framework. CHROFI’s design was proposed as an alternative to an existing approved masterplan. It demonstrates design excellence, strong commercial viability, an innovative approach and a sensitive response to an established suburban context.
Intelligent place making, with a focus on significant public benefit, has created a robust framework for new development with uplift over the current approval. The scheme offers a significant increase in public open space, maintains the maximum height set by the previous approval, improves solar access to adjoining dwellings and creates a more successful built form relationship with the surrounding context.
In this project, community and authority consultation has been a crucial focus. Clear visual communication of the public benefit and urban design ideals, from the simple diagrams to visionary renders, has ensured the core principles have been understood by all.