Comfortable space is inhabited space. Within the context of the contemporary city fabric mixed use proposals provide a significant contribution of overlapping inhabitation schedules. In the case of the three Staston Towers there is the residential element being complemented by the hotel function. Thus the space ends up automatically being in use for a significantly greater part of day and night. The square, the commercial and common facilities that feed of it provide a further positive contribution to the street level of the cityscape.
The language of the two functions is deliberately distinct. The hotel element reads as a crisp volume, within which moves are bold and confident. The green towers, the residential elements, on the other hand, enjoy a more human scale. This is further enhanced and personalised through a plethora of planting that cascades down their facades. The horizontal aspect of the structures is celebrated in both cases. In the case of the hotel these form defined cubes whereas the residential volumes are fragmented through balconies, planters, double heights, clad surfaces and the various patterns of fenestration. Although the towers are dominant within the scale of urbanity the facilities which link them back to the city are more apparent from the immediate street level. Furthermore the functions have been allowed to merge at this level, creating a public space out of which they grow.
- Conceptual Design
- Design Development
- Coordination & Project Management
Planning Permit Pending
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