Integrated architecture and interiors practice Plus Architecture has unveiled its design for Park Avenue Apartments, the first multi-residential developments at Queensland’s new masterplanned satellite city, Greater Springfield.
Park Avenue Apartments is located in the new Springfield Central CBD area.
Plus Architecture has masterplanned the site and has completed the schematic design of the first stage, known as Park Avenue Apartments, featuring 66 one and two bedroom apartments and a ground floor retail precinct.
The first medium density project to be delivered in Queensland by Plus Architecture, Park Avenue Apartments is a significant move from the traditional lot housing into high-density living.
The development will be the first apartment project to reach completion within the Greater Springfield area, with the masterplan anticipated to accommodate 605 apartments.
Plus Architecture was appointed by developer, Springfield Land Corporation in September 2014 to design the development.
This is the first of many stages to be delivered in this community that is set across 1.8 hectares and will ultimately feature over 600 apartments upon completion.
An additional three stages will be delivered in the coming years.
With more than 30,000 residents currently living across the emerging city’s six suburbs, Park Avenue Apartments will pave the way for Greater Springfield’s densification to a regional city.
Greater Springfield is currently undergoing rapid expansion with completion of the $1.2 billion Springfield rail line, stage one of the Mater Hospital within the Health City development nearing completion, and a further $156 million expansion to double the Orion Springfield Central shopping complex to be completed by the end of 2015.
Plus Architecture Project Architect, Adam Dyason, who devised the scheme, said Park Avenue Apartments was inspired by a modern twist on the traditional Queenslander house.
“The designs have been inspired by the local area with long, generous balconies that extend beyond the housing façade with expressed framing and louvres.
“The apartments mirror what would be expected in a Queensland home with colours that are inspired by the immediate area, including references to the adjacent Robelle Domain parklands.
“The interior palate features beautiful natural look timbers with warm colour tones that reference the incredible views through the trees into the parkland,” said Mr Dyason.
Park Avenue Apartments, the first Queensland project for Plus Architecture, signals rapid growth for the firm and adds to its current national portfolio that includes over 200 projects.