Garden East is a landmark project in the City of Adelaide, which provides a combination of residential apartments and townhouses with ground level commercial, retail, cafes and bars to create an integrated and active community which captures the essence of the East End Precinct.
The project was the first comprehensively planned large scale apartment complex in the City and was a trailblazer in promoting city apartment living. The concept is based upon a street and laneway grid system, which takes its cues from the entrance portals in the surrounding heritage listed and restored market facades. Streetscape works have created attractive environments, which are predominately hard surface areas with specimen trees and planting beds, and encourage pedestrian movement and activation.
Building design has been strongly influenced by the scale, detailing and materials of the surrounding heritage facades, in particular, utilizing red brick and sandstone render, but in a deliberately simpler form so as to highlight the original heritage fabric.
This project successfully integrates high end boutique apartments and affordable units, largely occupied by international students, within the one development.
Holmes Dyer was involved in this project, from the initial design concepts, through the application and approval process, to its delivery to the market.