This prominent site on the corner of Oxford Street and the Syd Einfeld Drive is the gateway to Bondi Junction’s commercial center when approaching from the east. Its prominence requires an architectural response that both marks the corner and can be viewed in the round.
The intent of this residential proposal is to locate a tower on the podium such that it has the least impact on surrounding neighbors as well as being an outstanding architectural addition to Bondi Junction. It will be an iconic landmark that signifies the beginning of the commercial, retail and high-rise residential center of Bondi Junction.
The curved form gives an ever-changing perception during the course of the day as sunlight moves across its surface. The tower is articulated with balconies that are carved into the curved form. Cladding is placed in a seemingly random manner that plays down the stacking of functions within the tower, emphasizing the tower and adding to its significant role at the gateway to Bondi Junction.
Location: 570 -588 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022 -33.890973, 151.252608
Program:Retail, 132 apartments
Architects in association: Lacoste+Stevenson and DJRD Architects
Team: Andrew Hippwell, Thierry Lacoste, David Stevenson, Simon Howard, Melanie Schonfeld Structural: SCP Consulting Pty. Ltd.
Civil: EMERSON ASSOCIATES PTY LTD
Electrical: WEBB Australia Group (NSW) Pty Ltd
Façade: Austech Facades Pty Ltd
Fire: Emerge Fire Protection
Pool Engineers: Leisure Engineering
Landscape: Place Design Group
Mechanical: Engineering Partners Pty Ltd
Hydraulic: Boone And Willard Plumbing
Builder: Hutchinson Builders