Empire, Perry Lakes

Multi-residential, Retirement living

  • Project

    Multi residential development of 123 apartments across 4 buildings

  • Services

    Feasibility, full service architecture and interior design, marketing plans and 3D rendering

  • Location

    Floreat, WA

  • Client

    TRG Properties

  • Date

    under construction - due 2016

Empire is the second of Cameron Chisholm Nicol’s projects for TRG Properties at Perry Lakes. The projects are the result of winning the Landcorp design competition to redevelop the former site of the 1962 Commonwealth Games Stadium.

Empire is a low-rise, high-density development of one-, two- and three- bedroom apartments set in landscaped gardens on two adjacent lots, Empire West and Empire East. Conforming to strict design guidelines, the architecture references the site’s history through a Modernist design language articulated by orthogonal built forms, horizontal planes, flat roofs and a prescribed colour palette.

The original stadium’s distinctive scoreboard building is being restored to become a communal facility for residents. A landmark for the project and the entire development, it is visible from outside the development via clear viewing corridors.

The apartments capitalise on views and orientation and have clearly defined entries. The delineation of public, common and private areas allows for passive surveillance of public spaces whilst respecting the need for privacy. Large balconies offer sliding sunscreens and permanent awnings for climate control, and photovoltaic panels will contribute to sustainability. Both sites have apartments which can be converted to comply with AS1428.1 (disabled access).

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