Darling Square North addresses the way housing density in the city can create distinctive, memorable and active places. The project explores how large precinct wide projects can deliver appropriate urban form at a city making scale whilst enhancing the pedestrian experience through materials, detail and proportion at the human scale.
The architectural and urban response of the larger elements are simply expressed in concrete, glass and metalwork, designed to be readily legible at a distance and as part of the precinct.
The fine-grained scale responds to the building’s more immediate context and is informed by the legacy of significant brick buildings in the local area. The material consistency is enhanced by variety in detail to articulate the built form while still retaining a coherence for the project as a whole.