A twenty four apartment development in which k20 Architecture led the design and construction to deliver a sustainable building. The project is both modernist and egalitarian at heart with a core design principle being equal access to daylight throughout the 24 apartments.
Trinity Apartments achieves a building star rating average of 7.3 stars- with apartments achieving ratings as high as 9.1 out of 10. The building also has access to a common landscaped retreat overlooking the Stoney Creek Reserve by John Patrick Landscape Architecture.
A three storey void creates a dramatic entry point to the building and allows daylight to penetrate the common area of each level. This also affords a view line of the city for all occupants from the common internal spaces.
Located within 8km of the city, the Geelong Rd site represented an opportunity to develop a residential housing project in a highly visible location.
The site is on the border of three suburbs – Kingsville, West Footscray and Yarraville. It is at the crossroads of three major roads: Geelong Road, Somerville Road and Roberts Road and is made up of three equal levels of 8 apartments. The trinity logo is made by joining the three 8s and realises three aspirations; sustainability, affordability and people centred design.
The underlying design concept for the project is the notion of trinity, which flows not just in name but through the core of the building including its geography, layout and facade.
The trinity concept was transposed graphically to be made up of three elements.
We designed the insignia to reflect the trinity concept as well as an organic figure to juxtapose the modernist form. This form is evident in the cut out at the Geelong road entry point, to the shadows cast by the large cut outs in the roof to the North and South elevations. This is most notably visible in the custom designed precast concrete walls to the East and West.
In an effort to bring the outside environment closer to the occupants, each room was designed with direct access to the balcony and in turn private and direct access to natural daylight.