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Urban village proposed for downtown Belconnen

View from the south facing north. Image: Stewart Architecture

STEWART Architecture reveals design for a mixed use community within Belconnen Town Centre.

A high density urban village designed by Stewart Architecture is being proposed for downtown Belconnen.

The staggered towers, form part of a four building ensemble at the corner of Eastern Valley Way and Cameron Avenue. The development continues the urban structure of the successful Stage 1 Linq Apartments corner of College Street and Eastern Valley Way. This development application is for the first two buildings (Stage 2A) to be integrated with an additional two buildings of lower scale fronting Eastern Valley Way (Stage 2B).

Stewart architecture practice principal Marcus Graham says these are quality buildings with a sense of solidity and privacy.

“By limiting the extent of glazing, we are not only creating comfortable, private dwellings that feel good from the inside, but we are reducing energy bills by reducing reliance on mechanical heating and cooling,” says Marcus.

The first two buildings comprise of 277 dwellings centered around a central landscape. The landscape is set to include a deep soil planting zone with substantial tree canopy.

“The density of development in Belconnen’s town centre must be coupled with exceptional pedestrian experiences and
streetscapes which connect people together and encourage walking where ever possible,” says Felicity Stewart, Sydney director.

“The architecture responds to place, echoing the Lake Ginninderra landscape with texture and tones which bring warmth to the town centre.

“The buildings twist to limit overshadowing of adjacent sites whilst creating opportunities for terraced landscapes above ground.”

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