Client: Hickory Group
Build: Hickory Group
Photography: John Gollings
Located on Stanley Street in Collingwood, off vibrant Smith Street, the area had for some time been going through the urban renewal process, mostly consisting of renovations + refurbishments within a traditional warehouse environment.
The client’s brief was simply to create a new apartment complex in the Collingwood precinct that had a marketable difference to other developments already in the area.
Maximising the site, the development was to provide a diversity in unit sizes with different units offering varying facilities with all having access to natural light + secure on-site car parking, the result was a five storey complex accommodating 30 apartments, 1 commercial tenancy + 37 on-site car parks.
Constructed of concrete, aluminium, steel + glass Dig Design had created a building that draws on the past of the Collingwood area yet reinterprets these common materials in a new way, creating a stimulating place to live.
The design focus for the building is its facade, a steel frame forms a surface that articulates + draws the publics vision away from the private space of the apartments + provides a sculptural quality.