Housing NSW Community Housing
Port Macquarie, Australia
- Housing New South Wales
- Under Construction
This is one of three key development sites in Port Macquarie which KANNFINCH is delivering for Housing NSW.
Site 1 is approximately 1500sqm and contains 24 residential apartments as well as basement parking, totalling over 2000sqm of gross floor area. The steep slope of the site was accommodated in the design by putting the access to the basement parking at the lower end of the site and floating two linked 4 storey apartment buildings above this.
Situated in a quiet residential area close to the centre of town, the bulk and scale of the design factors in the current urban fabric of one and two storey houses, as well as the potential for densification in future master plans. Robust materials such as concrete, brick, glass and tiles have been used in innovative ways to deliver a dynamic overall design in which apartments have a high amenity, maximising cross ventilation, private outdoor space and direct solar access where possible.
Sustainability initiatives included in the development include:
- Central solar hot water system
- Rainwater harvesting and re-use
- Photovoltaic panels
- Excellent compliance with SEPP 65
- Energy efficient lighting
- Natural ventilation with ceiling fans installed instead of air conditioning