Davy Street, Booragoon
Mixed-use, Urban design / master planning
Redevelopment of carpark to incorporate mixed-use
Architecture, urban design
The carpark redevelopment at 181 Davy Street has been designed in unison with the adjacent City Gardens mixed-use development. Both are within the Melville City Centre Activity Centre Precinct, and are part of the Melville Activity Centre Masterplan. The redevelopment of the carpark consolidates the existing landholding and creates a mixed-used development opportunity along Davy and Marmion Streets.
A carefully scaled and proportioned 3-storey facade is sleeved on the ground level by a gymnasium for use by office tenants, and a new entry lobby with a concierge and lift access. The height of the facade addresses the City Gardens podium to achieve a cohesive architectural language, in keeping with the desired streetscape.
The carpark redevelopment has a ground level undercroft carpark, and an on-grade parking area which is at the rear of the existing office building. Level 1 podium parking offers direct access from Davy Street to the foyer of the existing building.
Shopfront glazing to the gymnasium and lobby is interspersed with composite timber clad panels and masonry frames that can accommodate integrated signage. The design provides texture and fine-grain materiality to the streetscape and ground plane, and vertically on the façade. Building materials are selected for resilience and minimal maintenance.
The podium is carefully crafted, with soft and hard landscaping creating a shared zone for cars and pedestrians. A new landscape treatment for the rear carpark will, in time, integrate with proposed future landscaping in the area.
The Davy Street verge will be upgraded, with new paving, seating, bike racks and soft landscaping. This integrates with the adjacent City Gardens streetscape proposal.
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