DARWIN CHINA TOWN DARWIN
This proposal for a high density residential building in Darwin’s city centre consists of two towers, 27 and 23 stories in height, that rise out of a podium that addresses four street frontages.
With the modern Chinatown as its podium, the development includes a strong hospitality, retail and food identity in a dynamic laneway space expressing a changing and active relationship with its street frontages.
Each tower is individually orientated with façades designed as climate specific shading devices, modelled to minimise the heat gain from overexposure to the tropical sun, control the penetration of sunlight into the apartments and maximise views of Darwin Harbour from all apartments through angled view sharing.
Sky gardens alternate up and down the west and east façades of tower one. The punctuated gardens create additional outdoor public space for apartment dwellers, promote cross-ventilation and visual interest from afar.