BINQ was a proud project partner for The Commons, a sustainable apartment building in Brunswick, Melbourne, designed by Breathe Architecture.

The design strategy for The Commons was to build more with less – to give space and height, light and air. Binq’s lift & slide doors have helped achieve the project’s design intent with residents of the eco-friendly high performance apartments enjoying being cool in summer and warm in winter.

With the apartments located next to a train line, Binq lift & slides provide the ultimate in acoustic performance shutting out all the noise of a busy city train line.

The Commons Fixed Window and Lift & Slide

The Commons is about sustainable urbanisation – a replicable triple bottom line development with apartments that are spacious, generous, simple, affordable and sustainable, and add value to the community. Made up of a series of small, but delightful architectural moments, The Commons, at its core, is about people, not architectural form; what is most impressive is the way in which people use the building and interact with each other.

It’s amazing to observe the sense of community and camaraderie in the building. The Commons is filled with great neighbours and good people, and the architecture has been the catalyst for this outcome.