Melbourne project brings together Passive House and CLT
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.