"Fitzgerald Street Housing"
Company:JCY Architects and Urban Designers
Designer(s): Elisabetta Guj – Project and Design Director,
Ian Hart – Project Architect,
Brent Aitkenhead – Draftperson,
Megan Cordin – Graduate Architect,
Category: , Professional
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The project for the Department of Housing, includes 49 affordable and social housing
dwellings at 146 Fitzgerald Street Perth. The contemporary mixed-use development provides
a variety of low cost affordable housing with a high quality design outcome and a strong
community model as a design foundation.
The development is located on the Perimeter of Perth’s CBD and represents an ideal
location with it’s proximity to Public Transport, local parks, leisure facilities and
local shops and services.
The layout of the development has been based on the principle of a walking community and
includes the establishment of a northern courtyard the length of the site to establish
sought after northern orientation for most dwellings. A 3 storey building fronts
Fitzgerald Street with commercial tenancies and Single bed dwellings above. An 8 storey
tower is located at the rear of the site which consists of both 2 Bed Family Units as well
as 2 Bed Aged Person units. The remainder of the units are located on the South side of
the lot within 3 and 4 storey buildings.
The Dwellings have been designed to respond to the conditions of the local climate and
have been orientated to maximise sustainable living solutions, including passive solar
heating, cooling, cross-ventilation and day lighting strategies. Most of the units enjoy
extremely good cross-ventilation with dual roof. The dwellings have exposed concrete
ceilings and concrete (AFS) walls which will help provide thermal stability, which in turn
helps in the heating and cooling of the Dwellings.
The development has been constructed with a simple palette of materials and colours to
provide a fresh modern appearance. Solar shade screens and privacy screens to the
balconies and courtyards are perforated aluminium with a simple pattern throughout
developed with Public Artists ‘Concreto’. The skillion roofs are mostly screened with a
low parapet wall.
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