Cottee Parker JPRA has designed a $90 million project that will provide a combined total of 9,300sqm of retail and commercial space over two four-level towers in Alexandria, Sydney.

Located some 450m from Green Square train station and the $1.7 billion Green Square Town Centre, the project at 29 Bourke Road is designed to embrace ESD principles and is targeting a 5-star NABERS rating by adopting an innovative approach to energy using what is being called state-of-the-art solar techniques.

This solar network will generate around 20 percent of all tenant electricity usage at almost no cost and these savings will be passed on in full to the tenants and owners.

“A signature element of the design is the expansive ground floor lobby, with a striking 15m-high glass atrium flooding the entrance with natural light and connecting the two buildings. A sweeping staircase winds upwards with aerial bridges providing access to the upper levels”, says Ian Poole of Cottee Parker JPRA.

“Edgy industrial design elements pay homage to the site’s heritage with exposed tubular steel trusses to the roof. Similarly, office interiors continue this theme with exposed ductwork and suspended linear lighting to ceilings,” he says.

Outdoor space has driven the design, with offices on the top-level opening onto private curvilinear terraces with outdoor furnishings and landscaping, while on the ground level, generously-sized triangular paved courtyards and timber decks provide communal outdoor spaces for all tenants.