The large office building was revamped to host stylish one-bedroom rental flats in the heart of Marshalltown. The challenge was to create a link into the street on a pedestrian level and bring the building down to ‘human-scale’. Another challenge was to do this without compromising the security and entrances – and that residents will receive maximum benefit of the amenity space as well as optimising the views from the street.
The existing patio was extended to create a form of platform decked in elegant cladding, with a Clear-vu fence integrated into this to maintain views. Soft landscaping was introduced around the existing street trees with challenges of very shallow concrete almost everywhere.
Future design include geometric paving design, possible rooftop market and basketball practice areas.