Plans have been released for the proposed Kings Square residential development in a new precinct that links two districts in Perth.
With design by Woods Bagot, the development consists of 563 apartments ranging from studios to three bedroom residences set in two towers of 42 and 48 levels respectively. The towers rise out of a podium of four to six levels that houses retail at the ground floor and car parking above; screened by apartments that overlook the landscaped civic spaces below.
The site sits amongst an overall precinct called Perth City Link which has been formed by the sinking of the Perth to Fremantle Railway Line.
“What’s great about the location of Kings Square is that the site is central to the business, cultural and entertainment precincts of the city and will provide residents with the ability to work, rest and play in a walkable environment," said Woods Bagot Design Principal Alf Seeling.
“The project reflects where Perth is at; a city that is in a critical stage of development and is beginning to embrace the true aspiration of a living city. All these factors give reason for us to respond with a building that is internationally benchmarked and sets new standards for urban contribution and amenity."A mixed-use precinct, the development will offer integrated retail, food and beverage to provide amenity for residents and visitors.
The towers are set back from the public realm on the three street frontages. Towards the podium, a cascading façade design features amplified shelves or ledges used to define the podium heights.
“These quite deliberate steps are further accentuated by landscaping on levels four and six, which in turn also allows the landscaping at the ground plane to visually flow up the scale of the building. Additionally the pool deck at level eight is heavily planted, providing a beautiful outdoor area for residents and their guests,” said Mr Seeling.
The project is due for completion in 2018.