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    Advancing the Singapore model: Vantage by Ellivo Architects balances built form with greenery
    Advancing the Singapore model: Vantage by Ellivo Architects balances built form with greenery
    Advancing the Singapore model: Vantage by Ellivo Architects balances built form with greenery
    Advancing the Singapore model: Vantage by Ellivo Architects balances built form with greenery
    Advancing the Singapore model: Vantage by Ellivo Architects balances built form with greenery
    Advancing the Singapore model: Vantage by Ellivo Architects balances built form with greenery
    Advancing the Singapore model: Vantage by Ellivo Architects balances built form with greenery
    Advancing the Singapore model: Vantage by Ellivo Architects balances built form with greenery
    Advancing the Singapore model: Vantage by Ellivo Architects balances built form with greenery
    Advancing the Singapore model: Vantage by Ellivo Architects balances built form with greenery
    Advancing the Singapore model: Vantage by Ellivo Architects balances built form with greenery

    Advancing the Singapore model: Vantage by Ellivo Architects balances built form with greenery

    21 Ross Street Benowa, Gold Coast, QLD Benowa QLD 4217

    Over the past decade there has been a growing, and welcomed, inclination in high density cities around the world to wrap greenery into and around buildings. Domestically, there has also been an increased popularity, where space permits, for urban parkland villages which integrate expansive open space with living, recreation and retail amenities.

    Queensland’s Ellivo Architects says that they have a project on the way that will both advance and adopt these concepts.

    The first stage of ‘Vantage’, a $180 million masterplanned community slated for development at Benowa, will comprise two residential towers called Dusk and Eve with a combined 59 apartments in two and three bedroom layouts.

    The apartments are two of six scheduled for the 2.4-hectare elevated site that will overlook the RACV Royal Pines Resort. When complete, the masterplanned enclave will also comprise parklands, a residents' lounge, a variety of pool options, a gym and lifestyle facilities.

    Ellivo says the apartments and the masterplanned community borrow inspiration from both Singaporean and Australian urban planning trends.

    “[We’ve] taken cues from a global push for more parks and open spaces to be delivered as part of residential projects - with Singapore leading the Asia-Pacific in its bid to balance built form with greenery.

    “Vantage Gold Coast development takes the 'Singapore' model a step further, by moving beyond the trend towards 'sky gardens' and allowing for up to a 75-metre-wide expanse of green space at the core of the development.”

    This is more in line with a trend towards urban parkland villages, currently enjoying burgeoning popularity in Brisbane and Melbourne, says Ellivo.

    “Vantage is modelled on similar urban parkland villages – combining apartment living with expansive open space and recreation and retail amenities – that have proved hugely popular in Brisbane and Melbourne in recent years, but have been largely absent from the Gold Coast,” explain the architects.

    In approaching this open, pedestrian oriented village model, Ellivo has taken advantage of the elevated site in a variety of ways. Firstly, the landscape actually overlays the podium level of each building and extends seamlessly through to a resort-style park at the heart of Vantage. Secondly, the architects have kept the heightened site to promote view corridors through to the hinterland, golf course and towards the Surfers Paradise skyline.

    Beyond the metaphors of urban planning trends, Ellivo also say that Dusk and Eve will be aligned with another movement gaining momentum in Australia—the transition from single dwelling to multi-residential living.

     “It is anticipated that a significant number of the people who will be living at Vantage will be moving from a home into an apartment, so there has been a strong focus on re-creating the look and feel of a private residence wherever possible,” says the architects.

    Vantage adopts a resort-style aesthetic and the architects say this signals a return to pre-GFC design trends, with top shelf fittings and finishes used throughout.

    This not exclusive to apartment interiors and Ellivo have worked with Form Landscape Architects to ensure Vantage blends in to the acres of greenery that make up the Royal Pines Resort  by using a similar style of lush, sub-tropical planting including Hoop Pines, Tulipwoods and Lily Pillys.

    PRODUCTS

    ROOFING
    Lysaght, Longline in Monument

    EXTERIOR WALLS
    Lysaght, Longline in Monument
    James Hardie, Scyon Axon Cladding, Vertical Profile in Domino PG1A8
    Stacked Bluestone Walls

    VERTICAL TIMBER SCREENS
    Hardwood Timber, Species: Tallow Wood

    VERTICAL ALUMINIUM SCREENS
    LouvreClad, Sheraton Series Vertical Blade in Dulux Powdercoat Precious Gold Pearl
    LouvreClad, Bentley Series Horizontal Blades in  Dulux Powdercoat Matt Black

    EXTERNAL SOFFIT
    Plywood Panels, Clear Finish, 10mm Shadow Gaps

    EXTERNAL TILES
    Beaumont Tiles, Rivera Chalk Lappato

    INTERIORS

    KITCHEN BENCHTOPS
    Caesarstone, Reconstituted Stone in Frosty Carina Polish

    KITCHEN SPLASHBACK
    Graphic Glass Services, Bronze Tint Mirror

    JOINERY HANDLES
    Hafele, H-U-A-112.62.905

    Key Info

    Architects: Ellivo Architects
    Landscape Architects: Form
    Completion: 2016
    Images: Binyan Studios

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