A massive 400-apartment development has been proposed by PTW Architects for the burgeoning residential hub of Alexandria, Sydney.
The team at PTW, who have made a name for themselves in the large-scale residential space in Sydney over a number of years now, are proposing to transform a 21,046sqm industrial site on Alexandria’s Euston Road into an eight-building mixed-use neighbourhood, not unlike a lot of the other complexes going up in the area.
Specifically, ‘Sydney Park’ will combine a mixture of town houses, units and duplex typologies, with a number of retail and commercial offerings. A mix, says PTW, that will cater to the future demographics expected to flood the area and the surrounding Green Square precinct over the next few decades.
That future, according to projections from the City of Sydney, is predicted to see a near-tripling of the region’s population by 2031 thanks to a steady increase in the number of residents born overseas moving into the area as well as very large numbers of 25-34 year old workers and 35-49 year old parents who are predicted to set up house in the new neighbourhoods.
The architecture and urban design, notes Tom Lee of the University of Technology Sydney, is already transforming in the area to meet the demands of this changing population.
“The once-dominant industrial infrastructure of Green Square now has a less odorous, brighter and more glossy feel, which caters to a new demographic,” he says.
“The cultural history typical of the dominant mix of Anglo and European migrants in the Sydney suburbs of the 20th century is no longer the norm.”
The 205-225 Euston Road address is surrounded on three sides by the landscape of Sydney Park and its proximity to transport and public infrastructure has it being billed as a landmark development for the area
This translates to nearly all of the major developments we’ve seen proposed or built in the Green Square precinct in recent times, from Koichi Takada’s glossy Infinity by Crown apartments at Green Square, to Breathe Architecture and DKO Architecture’s joint Huntley Green project at Alexandria.
It also manifests in the public amenity and infrastructure being built around the area, like Andrew Burges’ Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Stewart Hollenstein and Stewart Architecture’s new town square and library, a new child care centre designed by Sydney architecture practice Fox Johnston in collaboration with CHROFI, Peter Stutchbury Architects, and a 6,200sqm park by McGregor+Coxall to be called The Drying Green.
A PLACE FOR ALL
While Green Square is tipped to be dominated by the 25-50 year age bracket, PTW’s Sydney Park has been designed to cater for a more varied demographic. The mix of apartment sizes and typologies have been considered to accommodate for a diverse group of householders such as couples with no children, young couples with children, one parent families, other families, one person households and group households.
The 205-225 Euston Road address is surrounded on three sides by the landscape of Sydney Park and its proximity to transport and public infrastructure has it being billed as a landmark development for the area.
A number of small boutique retail and food shops are proposed for the development which may include 7 Star Groceries market, a florist, a barber shop, a bakery, and household services such as a small medical centre or a natural therapist doctor.
PTW"s proposal for 205-225 Euston Road