Conybeare Morrison won judges over with a design for 150 Epping Road, Lane Cove which is inspired by the natural setting. The new development will offer residents and visitors an experience unique to Sydney – to live within reach of the city but with immediate access to Lane Cove bushland.
Competition judges said of the Conybeare Morrison submission, ‘This scheme stood out by successfully integrating built form and open space to create a development that capitalises on the unique attributes of this steep bushland site. It features a well resolved sequence of landscaped open spaces and an architectural language that integrates ESD.’
ABOUT THE DESIGN
Aman Krishan, Associate Director leading the team at Conybeare Morrison explains, ‘An intimacy has been achieved for future residents with thoughtful site planning and the creation of a ‘neighbourhood’ street and village square, urban spaces promote a vibrant community. The towers, located asymmetrically to minimise cross viewing, create a varied silhouette against the sky and express a living texture that changes with light and shadow mimicking the tree canopy below. Key design features provide both architectural and environmental benefits, serving residents and those able to see the towers from the surrounding community.’
The development will offer a rich variety of unit types for future occupants including high rise apartments, low podium apartments and ground level terraces with individual gardens. The scheme also includes a childcare facility, retail space and other community facilities.
With the scheme approved and DA lodged, construction is expected to begin soon.