Bruce Master Plan Stage 2

The distinctive bush setting for TP Dynamics Bruce Masterplan Stage 2 is a sublime backdrop for the quality design of 90 townhouses, 30 sky terraces and 5,000m2 of commercial office space. Here you can eat, live, work … all within a few minutes stroll of each other.

A vibrant dining and entertainment promenade with 3,000m2 of retail space (including potential for a convenience supermarket) faces out, welcoming Canberrans from all areas. Shielded from the bustle of the main promenade, a village precinct features an abundance of landscaped communal areas where you can walk your dog, enjoy a barbecue with friends, chill with yoga or meditation, or just relax and read a book.

Key design principles

The promenade

The entire western edge of the site comes alive with a pedestrianised promenade along Thynne Street offering landscaped areas and a diverse array of bars, cafes, restaurants and retail. Enjoy a drink or alfresco dining with friends and family while soaking up the last rays of afternoon sun. Then pop into the supermarket on your way home for those last-minute essentials. Stage 2 completes the 250m promenade started in Stage 1.

Mixed-use buildings

A series of mixed-use buildings along the promenade ensure the area is activated throughout the day and evening. Each building, and each level, has its own unique character. The ground floor buzzes with the life of the promenade. The façades of the contemporary commercial spaces on levels 1 and 2 change from rectangular to rippled, capturing the afternoon winter sun for these flexible single- or multiple-tenancy spaces. The residential sky terraces on the upper levels are set back to provide spacious entertaining decks and topped with striking rooftop forms.

The village

Enjoy living in a village but with the convenience of a busy promenade right next door. The village layout (behind the mixed-use buildings) creates quiet communal spaces to interact with your neighbours as you stroll along the tree-lined boulevards to the promenade, play with your pooch or picnic in a park. Each of the 90 townhouses – a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, mostly two storey – enjoys private open space with sunshine and shade, and secure parking. A variety of architectural forms, colours and materials reinforce the village atmosphere.

Connectivity

The site is well connected no matter where you want to go. It’s an easy commute to Civic, Belconnen and Dickson, especially with a new bus stop connecting to Belconnen and Dickson on Thynne St and the Blue Rapid bus corridor connecting all the town centres a 5-minute walk away on Haydon Drive. Walk 15 minutes or less to the University of Canberra, Bruce CIT, Radford College, Fern Hill Park, the Australian Institute of Sport and GIO Stadium for major events. Thynne St will have convenient on-street parking and a new pedestrian crossing.

Sustainability

In line with TP Dynamics commitment to the environment, much of the site has the potential to be solar powered. Stage 2 residents can generate electricity from their solar panels and battery cells, and common area lighting in the mixed-use buildings will also be solar powered. A target 4.5 star NABERS rating for the commercial tenancies will be achieved through sustainability initiatives including energy-efficient glazing and sunshading devices to the façade. The outdoor living space of each townhouse will receive at least three hours of natural daylight even during the winter solstice. More than a quarter of the site will be communal space with two-thirds of that being available for deep-root planting (substantial shade trees).

Manila Bay Modern

A design collaboration between Philippine and Australian architects, including AURORA Design and the “m design collaborative”

Concept Ideas

The Process

Bruce is slated for 56 new two-storey townhouses

Wish Residences will comprise of 56, two-storey townhouses of two and three-bedrooms spanning six buildings.

A design collaborative with TP Dynamics & AURORA DESIGN.

Source: Bruce is slated for 56 new two-storey townhouses

crone.com.au/project/taft-east-gate/

Source: crone.com.au/project/taft-east-gate/

taft east gate

taft east gate

from a house to mega towers – a philippines update

A few weeks ago, Vish and I travelled to the Philippines to be part of the Austrade and the Australian Governments’, “Celebrate Australia Day” program in the Philippines. Unfortunately, we missed out on our Australia Day public holiday in Sydney, but fortunately, we were able to spend quality time with our friends in Makati.

VISH & MIKE

We visited the Arya Residences on McKinley Parkway to take some photos of our development designed in 2009. Arya is nearly complete, a twin tower, LEED Gold certified, sustainable development located in Bonifacio Global City. The site is located just 20 minutes drive from Makati…….on a good day……for those that understand what Manila traffic is all about. This is my photo of Vish taking a photo of Arya, from the roundabout at the entry to the American War Memorial site.

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Arthaland’s signature project, the Arya Residences, is highly acclaimed both in the Philippines and abroad, having won several awards at the East Asia Property Awards and the Philippine Property Awards.

We met with CASAS Architects to discuss 2 projects we are collaboratively working on in Cebu; TAFT East Gate in Central Cebu for HT Land and The Bond House (CASAS have named the house, the “Iron Man House”, which we like as well) for a private client in the Hills of Cebu.

This is a view of one of the many study models of the House. We have just finished Schematic Design and are now looking into a Design Development Phase for the interiors. You can see from the photograph the design incorporates an expansive entertainment deck and wet edge swimming pool that runs the full length of the deck. An amazing spot for a party! The house gently lands on a steep sloping site, with stunning views of the country side, a tree lined ravine and pocket glimpses of the Mactan Channel in the distance. The design promotes sustainable living with a series of Green Initiatives integral to the design including; passive solar control, natural ventilation, atrium stack effect cooling, sun shading and PVC technology.

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L1 and L2 Family External render night

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Taft East Gate is a 4 tower development in Cebu for Taft Property Venture Capital and includes residential, Commercial, Hotel and a retail shopping centre. Tower 1 documentation of the residential tower is complete. Site works have commenced and the display suite should be operational by next month. The design incorporates a “crinkle cut” facade to the towers, creating movement and drama and essential shading to the apartments. The image below was provided courtesy of CASAS Architects.

taft east gate

taft east gate

Another major site in Makati we visited was our Garden Towers project, a Premier Grade twin tower residential condominium development for AYALA Land Premier. The 2 towers will be quite stricking on the city skyline and will reach a similar height to the towers you can see in the background of the photo below. The project features green sky lobbies, summer gardens, extensive landscape areas and a green wall at the porte corche drop-off. A quality development located in the heart of the shopping precinct in Makati, promoting a healthy lifestyle and work / live environment.

garden towers site photo

garden towers