Islands, Fremantle


  • Project

    Oceanfront high-end multi-residential development

  • Services

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

  • Location

    South Beach, WA

  • JV partners


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Located on the coastal foreshore in a spectacular oceanside setting, Islands is the only absolute beachfront development on the Fremantle-Cockburn coast. The location offers expansive views to Carnac, Rottnest and Garden Islands and to the Fremantle Harbour. Islands comprises 99 residences, resort-style facilities and basement parking, and blends luxury living with ambitious sustainable design objectives.

The built form merges a Mediterranean sensibility with a contemporary Australian coastal aesthetic, and offers a range of flexible accommodation types. Two 5-storey plus mezzanine apartment buildings and offer  one-, two- and three- bedroom apartments, and single or double storey penthouses. Two smaller intermediate buildings provide single and double storey beach houses with direct beach access.

All buildings face the ocean, in a staggered alignment that creates northern aspects and shelters communal areas from the prevailing summer winds. Entry is via four distinct forecourts to the east, with beautifully landscaped courtyards featuring pools and sundecks to the west. A café on the ground floor of the northernmost building provides an interface between public and private space, activating the precinct and engaging with the adjacent park.

Water sensitive urban design was paramount, with grey water recycling servicing irrigation and rain water used for toilet flushing. These key inclusions alone are set to save over 3 million litres of water every year.

Since completion, Islands has received several awards recognising its considered design response and ecological sensitivity.

Design Competition Winner
2010 RAIA (WA)
– Commendation / Residential Architecture – Multiple Residential
2009 UDIA (WA)
– Environmental Excellence Award