Latitude/Longitude: -33.8965, 151.214
Moore Park Gardens (MPG) is one of Australia’s leading medium density residential developments. Located on the 2.6-hectare former Reschs Brewery site in East Redfern, inner Sydney, Moore Park Gardens showcases the extensive use of Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) and sophisticated urban design principles to create a community that is both livable and sustainable. The development was integrated with the surrounding community, by creating a number of buildings with their own identities and a series of quiet, publicly accessible open spaces across the site.
A central road, Sir Charles Moore Avenue, and a series of landscaped courtyards link the high- and low-rise apartment buildings, which house a diverse mix of 560 apartments and a range of community facilities. The two towers utilise a crossover design that allows 90 percent of the apartments to have cross-ventilation and a northern-orientated living area.
Acting as the masterplanners, architects and interior designers for the project meant that Allen Jack+Cottier was able to create an integrated new neighbourhood which balances the needs of the community with quality design.
Project architect: Keith Cottier & Reg Smith
Design architect: Stephen Black, Colin James, Russell Parker
Project manager: Mr Grant Archibald, Moore Property Group
Developer: Dealruby Pty Ltd
Structural consultant: Hyder Consulting
Civil consultant: Hyder Consulting
Electrical consultant: Vos Partnership
Mechanical consultant: Vos Partnership
Hydraulic consultant: Harris & Page
Landscape consultant: EDAW
Interior designer: Allen Jack + Cottier & McKenna Assoc Architects
Acoustic consultant: Acoustic Logic
Quantity consultant: Rider Hunt
Builder: Multiplex (NSW) Pty Ltd
Original architect: Brewery Building
Other Team Members: Sue Melosu, Sean Dean, Sarah Harmston, Cameron Donald, Jeff Hokin, Rob Harper, Tim Hungerford, Peter Ireland, Chris Marks, Nicola Middleton, Peter Monckton, Paul Owen, Dilip Patel, Daniel Staebe, John Suprun, Isabel Thompson, Michael Weiner, Nick Bailey, Henry Young, David Phillips
Contributed by Allen Jack+Cottier
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