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    Cox Architecture designs Canberra’s first Transport Oriented Development

    Nicholas Rider

    A mixed-use precinct proposed for Woden, Canberra has been described as the city’s “first true Transport Oriented Development.”

    Designed by Cox Architecture, 15 Bowles Street located in Woden Town Centre is set to be a 16 and 24-storey set of towers adjacent to the suburb’s bus interchange.

    “As it stands, Woden is the only town centre in Canberra that doesn’t have high residential density, contributing to the current lack of vibrancy and life,” says Ronan Moss, Cox Architecture.

    “The building’s design will create an iconic landmark for the town centre, which will represent Woden’s shift towards high density living consistent with what we’re seeing in other town centres.”

    The 15 Bowles Street project will incorporate over 300 residential dwellings with sky villas, community roof top gardens, north facing podiums, and complementary mixed use retail, commercial and community space.

    Unlike most common developments, the proposal has undergone extensive community consultation prior to DA lodgement.

    “We want to ensure the development recognises and incorporates the ideas of the community,” says Nick Skepev, Zapari Group Managing Director.

    This project joins a list of both approved and proposed developments for Canberra, including Cox Architecture and May + Russell Architects’ Civic Quarter, Nathan Gibson Judd Architect’s Air Towers, and a light rail.  

    15 Bowles Street is set to be lodged for approval on 15 February.  

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