Cox Rayner Architects have submitted a development application for the latest portion of the $600 million mixed-use precinct development ‘East Village’ in Canon Hill, Brisbane.
Precinct 2D comprises three individual six-storey residential apartment buildings, each with ground floor retail and access to a common two-storey underground carpark. The 1026 and 1068 Wynnum Road address is bounded by Wynnum Rd and Creek Rd at Cannon Hill and adjoins the crescent shaped parkland on its’ northern edge and what will become the central “high street” of East Village on its southern edge .
The Cox project is a major portion of the 59,737sqm East Village which has been divided by the developer Anthony John Group into five major portions, one of which is partly finished.
The apartments proposed are 140 in total and residents from all three buildings will enjoy access to a common roof-top recreation area with open space, a pool and BBQ facilities, all with access to views and breezes.
The three buildings have been designed distinctly separate to allow light, breeze and pedestrian movement to percolate between the spaces, and connect the parkland to the High Street, encouraging a high degree of ground plane activation.
Their building forms are also articulated into a series of smaller elements, and planes, to avoid large continuous uninterrupted surfaces. Cox employed strong expressed horizontal elements such as slab edges, facetted screens which form a part of the balustrade system, bay window elements, and changes in material placement to achieve this intention.
The entire East Village development will be completed by 2026.
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