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East Village Karrinyup Apartments in Perth

14 Dec 2020

East Village Karrinyup Apartments

Design: Hames Sharley

Location: Perth, Western Australia

East Village Karrinyup Apartments Perth

Hames Sharley is proud to have designed the first stage of theEast Village Karrinyup residences for Blackburne. This important milestone starts to complete the picture of this $800 million mixed-use activity centre development with AMP.

East Village Karrinyup Apartments Perth

The project will consist of 94 residences on the eastern edge of the new Karrinyup Shopping Centre, which will offer incredible views over Lake Gwelup, Perth city and Karrinyup Golf Course.

East Village Karrinyup Apartments Perth

The architects’ philosophy in East Village Karrinyup is to take a holistic approach and create places where feelings of vibrancy, comfort, security and home develop organically as individuals occupy the space and make it their own.

East Village Karrinyup Apartments Perth

The inception period of any project that Hames Sharley is asked to investigate is equally focussed on the aspirations and guiding principles of the local and greater context and the client brief. This allows for a strong platform to develop considered ideas that lead to a development that is based on a feeling of home at an intimate scale as well as connecting to a sense of place at a broader scale – adding value to its context.

Our goal is to create a ‘place’ that has a balance of diverse residential and retail offering, landscape and view corridors that connect to the immediate context and interwoven principles regarding environmental responsible design. When this tapestry of principles is activated within the design process this gives us the best chance to create an outcome that will allow a community to develop over time.

East Village Karrinyup Apartments Perth

The Brief
1. Activate Street / Sleave carpark
2. Be sensitive to the existing neighbours
3. Maximise opportunity for views
4. Create a social heart for residents to gather

What are the key moves and design principles?
The most significant move was to revise the design and push the building against the neighbouring carpark wall. This move created a single-level interface with the street and footpath, making it more sympathetic in its pedestrian scale. This also allowed the community space to be forward of the apartments and become a “front lawn/garden” for the residents to gather. The traditional approach of building to the street with minor setbacks would have eliminated residential amenity as it would internalise against the carpark, it would have also reduced view corridors and impacted neighbouring footpath and neighbours perception of bulk on the street.

What were the key challenges?
• Building against the shopping centre
• Triangular site with Shopping centre crossovers
• Servicing the site – waste and fire location where restriction by shopping centre constraints

What were the solutions?
Hames Sharley working on both sites added the co-ordination. Liaison with the council was also key. The Service vehicle location was severely restricted in many locations, so the ability to execute in the available areas was vital.

The shape of the site and the shopping centre design limited options for access from a vehicular point of view. Visibility and safety for cars and pedestrians were paramount so cars are legible and lobbies are places on the corner to make that welcoming statement.

By placing the building against the wall of the existing supermarket allowed us to make a front garden for all the residents. Improve their views and somewhere for them to meet their neighbours.

East Village Karrinyup Apartments Perth

Who are the clients and what’s interesting about them?
Blackburne are WAs foremost Property developer. Knowing the market and focussing on their purchaser needs and wants is critical. Creating world class marketing content and buyer appetite is their key strength.

How is the project unique?
East Village Karrinyup is truly integrated into a mixed-use precinct. All the amenity of a large shopping centre and an ELP right on their doorstep will ensure this project has a unique appeal. Commanding views over lake Gwelup and the city are achieved across most levels due to its orientation and elevated site.

East Village Karrinyup Apartments Perth

East Village Karrinyup Apartments, Perth Homes – Building Information

Architect: Hames Sharley
Structure and Civil: Stantec
Construction: Multiplex Constructions
Developer: Blackburne Property Group
Project Budget: $32000000

East Village Karrinyup Apartments Perth

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