A $450-million, 357-apartment complex to be developed by Romeciti has been announced for Macquarie Park.
Called Natura, the development will sit along a riparian corridor – between parkland and creek – with the building’s design intended to capitalise on this sense of open space.
Architectus have been chosen as the architects for Natura, while Elenberg Fraser will design all living and communal areas. Landscaping for the project will be completed by Aspect Studios.
According to Loughlin Jordan, the associate development manager at Romeciti, Archtiectus were chosen for their prior expertise with sustainable builds.
“Architectus worked on Australia’s first six green star commercial and residential project and they bring that sustainable design approach into our project as well,” says Jordan. “Elenberg Fraser is known for their luxurious and user-centric design, and in Natura they introduce a ‘nature meets luxury’ style that Sydney-siders have yet to witness.
“Our inspiration behind the unique design was creating a ‘big home, bigger community’ environment. We wanted to really connect apartment living with the outdoors, right in the middle of the innovation precinct that is Macquarie Park.”
In addition to 357 apartments, the development will include a hugely diverse range of communal spaces. On the ground floor, residents will have access to a saltwater pool, spa, gym, yoga room and meditation zone. There will also be a wine cellar, business lounge, and Natura’s own library.
Outside, communal spaces will include dining areas, an outdoor bar, fire pit, barbecue, kitchen area, reflective pool, and a native Australian garden with mature flame trees and a fruit garden.
Natura is anticipated for completion in 2020.