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).

What’s Shaping Workplace Design in 2017?

Rothelowman’s Michael Banak on What’s Shaping Workplace Design in 2017

rothelowman – cracking the matrix

Rothelowman have 140 staff in offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The Melbourne office has over 80 staff and is located in a warehouse building in Southbank, featuring a beautiful truss roof. The architecture and interiors of the office fit-out showcase the firms skills in commercial design and their ability to create wonderful spaces to be in.

This is my 4th week at Rothelowman and with my business partner Ben Pomroy we aim to grow the business in NSW, through innovative and creative thinking – an emerging design firm in the Sydney market. Rothelowman has 25 years of experience in a variety of project types including; residential, commercial, retail, master plan and mixed-use. Our ability to integrate Interior Design with Architecture, provides our clients with a holistic approach to design.

I posted a photo on Instagram when I visited the Melbourne office last week and could not believe the attention it received. Generally happy to receive 20 likes…. actually even 1 is good!. This photo cracked the matrix, gaining over 1000 likes. I believe this was a sign, I had made the right choice to move to Rothelowman, but happy to hear of any other reasons for this anomaly?

IMG_0018

connected with the philippines

International Experience
A Global Challenge Opportunity

Right now, the world is more connected than our ancestors dared to imagine. At CRONE, we aren’t limited by boundaries of distance, culture or dialect; in fact, we’ve found that working with new climates, lifestyles and values encourages us to expand our thinking in every aspect of what we do.

Our international experience has seen us lead projects in the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. Be it a major urban planning initiative, office tower, retail precinct or a residential dwelling, our designers are determined to improve the world’s cities, one building at a time. With such diversity, each project is unique and involves in-person consultations, responding creatively to local needs and the nuances of culture.

We established a presence in Manila in the 90s, undertaking a number of major master planning projects. In the last 10 years Crone have designed a number of significant Premier Grade residential towers, commercial office buildings and urban masterplan Projects in both Manila and Cebu. At the core of our design methodology is promoting a collaborative Design Process that promotes sensitivity to the environment. The Arya Residences for example achieved both a LEED Gold Star and BERDE rating and has won multiple awards in Asia.

10 – years crone have been working in the Philippines
1 – luxury house design in cebu
9 – separate projects in various stages of design and construction
17 – towers in design and construction stages in 2015
1 – master plan with 1,200,000m2 of GFA and 23 towers
10 – towers under construction in manila and cebu
6,000 – Condominium Apartments
4 – Commercial BPO office space with 180,000m2 of GFA

A chronology of work

2014+_James Bond House – Schematic Design Complete
Cebu
GFA = 1,500m2
Residential House

yeung

2014_The Alcoves – Design Complete / Marketing Stage
Cebu
Residential Tower
GFA = 60,000m2
460 Condominiums
AYALA Land Premier

alcoves

2014_Mandani Bay Masterplan – Design Complete
Cebu
Masterplan 20 hectares
GFA = 1,200,000m2
12 stages
HT Land

Crone_MandaueMasterplan_sml

2013-2014_Megablock – Design Complete / Under Construction
Commercial office BPO x 4 towers
GFA = 180,000m2
Typical Floor GLA = 2,000m2
Tower 1 complete 2017 / 4 Towers by 2022
Filinvest Inc.

140724_Top Angle Render

2013_Taft East Gate – Design Complete / Under Construction
Cebu
Residential & Commercial Towers x 4
GFA = 225,000m2
4,000 Condominiums
Taft Property Venture Capital

140624_TAFT overall_sml

2013-2014_128 Nivell Hills – Design Complete / Excavation Complete
Cebu
Residential Towers x 2
GFA = 70,000m2
550 condominiums
Diamond Hiland Inc + MSY Holdings

128 Nivel Hills

128 Nivel Hills

2011_Garden Towers – Design Complete / Under Construction
Makati
Residential Towers x 2
70,000m2
630 Condominiums
Ayala Land Premier

Above_Aerial_Render

2009-2010_Arya Residences – Design Complete / Under Construction
Fort Bonifacio Global City
Residential Towers x 2
76,000m2
640 condominiums
Construction Complete 2015
ArthaLand

IMG_8631

2006_One Serendra – Design Complete / Construction Complete
Fort Bonifacio Global City
Residential Towers x 2
GFA = 90,000m2
600 Condominiums
Ayala Land Premier

One Serendra Aerial

green offices in the philippines

Filinvest’s signature commercial development, designed by Crone Architects, is full steam ahead under construction in the Philippines. The site is located at Filinvest City, Alabang and has a total GFA of 180,000m2. Filinvest aim to complete the basement parking, ready for use by June 2016 and the target completion date for Tower 1 is June 2017. The development which includes 4 BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) towers, car parking, civic park and F & B retail, is due for completion 2022 and targets a LEED Gold Environmental Rating, through the US Green Building Council.

The concept, resembling a butterfly shape in plan, assembles 4 towers around a central park and retail hub creating a quiet respite for the North Cyberzone Business Park community.

150930_construction

140724_Top Angle Render