A development application has been filed with the City of Sydney for a new mixed-use office development in the heart of Alexandria, NSW.
The $ 82 million Bourke & Bowden neighborhood will feature a four-story commercial building designed to house cafes, dining rooms and retail stores on the ground floor, offices on the upper floors and parking in the basement.
“It sits in the heart of a rapidly changing Alexandria – a new demographics and changing urban condition generated by the stimulus of nearby Green Square and the urban regeneration of the southern fringe of Sydney’s CBD,” says John Wardle Architects .
Bourke & Bowden’s vibrant façade in rich terracotta and shadow nuances recalls the character of Alexandria’s manufacturing and industrial past while looking ahead to its future.
What stands out from the compound’s central courtyard is a distinctive treehouse structure, which houses meeting spaces for future occupants of the building. The landscaped courtyard provides a refuge from street noise and serves as an open-air extension of the workplace and retail offerings on the ground floor.
The Bowden Street facade is defined by a north-facing veranda, which provides an active, landscaped link between the main green spaces proposed to the north and south of the site, the architects explained.
The project is heavily invested in landscaping, with perimeter landscaping plans along Bourke Road and Bowden Street, landscaped outdoor terraces on all levels and a rooftop garden.