The site, located in Jolimont and adjacent to Matthews Netball Centre, will be redeveloped to allow for higher density residences. Over 4 hectares, it will accommodate 3 – 6 storey apartment buildings and 2 – 3 storey townhouses, equating to 300 new dwellings overall.
CODA’s initial involvement in the project was to review the built form plans that had been previously devised. CODA were able to propose an alternative subdivision as well as develop a series of diagrams to communicate the movement of traffic and the relationships with the public realm and surrounding environment. We tested the site for yield potential and proposed a range of built form typologies; we analysed the solar impact of the apartment buildings to address any potential overshadowing issues.
To compliment our analysis and design work we developed 3D visualizations that were used as communication tools by the City of Cambridge at a community forum.