Client:
Hindmarsh Property & Adelaide City Council
Location:
Adelaide CBD, SA
Features:
Stage 1- Affordable housing units / Stage 2 – Market housing units
Awards:
UDIA South Australia Award for Best Affordable Development - 2016
The 2015 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Award for Best Affordable Housing - 2015

The overall masterplan includes both affordable and market housing outcomes arranged around significant areas of public realm and resident amenity. The formal areas of the public realm contain landscaping, public art, lighting and seating areas to encourage social interaction and group activities. These formal areas are mediated with smaller and more intimate private resident amenity spaces for relaxation and contemplation. The architectural response creates a coherent ‘family’ of buildings which do not necessarily delineate between the affordable and market elements. Forms are articulated through a change of materials, voids at roof level and the use of recessed and projecting balconies, terraces and gardens to provide a variety of visual and spatial experiences for residents and visitors. Passive and active environmental initiatives include building orientation, landscaping, recycling strategies, building fabric performance, grey-water recycling and energy efficient specifications.

Ergo Apartments by Hames Sharley, Adelaide, South Australia