Mel­bourne project brings to­gether Pas­sive House and CLT

Australasian Timber - - NEWS -

ABBOTSFORD IN Mel­bourne’s in­ner north is set to become home to what might be Aus­tralia’s first multi-storey mixed use build­ing that brings to­gether two of prop­erty’s hottest sus­tain­abil­ity trends – Pas­sive House and Cross Lam­i­nated Tim­ber.

De­vel­oper and con­struc­tion com­pany Pirovich is propos­ing build­ing rang­ing in height from six to nine storeys de­signed by Field­work, the sis­ter com­pany of small-foot­print de­vel­oper As­sem­ble.

The de­sign com­bines a ground floor of re­tail and a med­i­cal cen­tre, two sto­ries of com­mer­cial of­fice ten­an­cies, and ser­viced apart­ments rang­ing from one bed­room to three bed­room apart­ments and four du­plexes.

There will also be three lev­els of base­ment park­ing that will pro­vide 157 car spa­ces (48 for res­i­dents), and 70 res­i­dent bike spa­ces on the ground level, and an ad­di­tional 22 pub­lic and vis­i­tor bike spa­ces.

The project will also have rooftop so­lar, and it is cur­rently be­ing as­sessed which part of the over­all build­ing en­ergy use the so­lar will sup­ple­ment.

Land­scape el­e­ments, in­clud­ing rooftop, ter­race and ver­ti­cal green­ing de­signed by Si­mone Bliss from SBLA, are also in­te­gral to the de­sign of the project.

The de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion has been sub­mit­ted to City of Yarra, and ap­proval is hoped to oc­cur in the fourth quar­ter of this year. Con­struc­tion then aims to com­mence mid-2018. Source: The Fifth Es­tate.

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