2021 UDIA NSW Regions Development Award
Lake Macquarie, NSW
Our client’s brief for the development site, located at the corner of Brighton Avenue & Wharf Road Toronto, was to design a high end, mixed use residential building, and to create a distinctive project unique to this area of Toronto, a design that would embrace environmental, social and aesthetic elements.
The development, based on new urbanism principles, will benchmark bold and innovative design for not only Toronto, but also the entire Lake Macquarie Region. The architectural design is modern, with the aim to be timeless, with detailed attention paid to proportion both horizontal and vertical. Stylistically the development achieves an elegant aesthetic through the use of layered elements and materials including stone cladding, rendered masonry, metal cladding, timber soffits and glazing. The material articulation breaks down the bulk of the building’s appearance from the streetscape and responds to the human scale of the pedestrians passing by.
The overall design of this boutique mixed use residential development provides a quality urban and architectural outcome that strongly contributes to the Toronto Town Centre and village character. Through the careful consideration of material and proportion, an avant-garde design provides a high-end amenity for residents, with direct access to the community services and recreational facilities of Toronto.