Metro Residences Chatswood comprises three tall and slender residential towers ranging from 27 to 40 storeys with some 550 apartments , with a landscape podium and community facilities located above the Chatswood Transport Interchange.
The project delivers the key essence of a TOD – vertical urban living, with a Train Station, Bus Interchange, shops, bars and restaurants all located directly below the towers.
The towers mark the centre of Chatswood and its transport hub. They express the rail network, with symbolic connections to the north, south, and west articulated in the roof features that crown the three buildings.
The towers slenderness maximises the amenity of public spaces around the site, and internal apartment amenity. A key issue was maintaining sunlight to the Garden of Remembrance to the south. The compact floor plates minimise visual bulk and maximise internal amenity with a high proportion of corner apartments, multi directional views, cross ventilation and solar access to apartments.
The restrained elegance of the façade minimises fussiness while accentuating slenderness. An ambiguity of use is achieved by the operable enclosure of external balconies to control wind and create flexible indoor/outdoor living spaces
The concept design for the towers was initially developed for a previous developer by a Joint Venture of Cox Richardson and DesignInc.
- Technical Information
- Cox Team
2009 Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (2009 Awards of Excellence Silver Award of Highly Commended, Building Category) (2009 Engineering Excellence Award, Infrastructure)
AIA NSW Commendation Urban Design 2015;
CTBUH Finalist Urban Habitat Award Category 2015;
PIA Awards for Planning Excellence ‘Great Place’ Award 2015
TTW Taylor Thomson Whitting, Structure
Mechanical – DSA – David Shreeve and Associates
Hydraulic – Wood and Grieve
Electrical – JHA Consulting
Landscape – Site Image