Address: 87 Robert Street, Como
Project Value: $8.5 million
Estimated Completion Date: April 2019
Architects: MJA Studio
Edition Como is a 1113m² multi residential development located at 87 Robert Street Como and situated in the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan (CBACP) area.
The site is currently surrounded by a diverse mix of single and double storey dwellings from 1950’s brick bungalows to recently built townhouses and enjoys river and city views to the north and west. The long northern boundary affords plenty of opportunities for northern sun to most apartments. The site is extremely well connected to public transport with 2 bus stops within a 30 metres radius connecting the site to the city and Curtin University. Canning bridge station is within a 10 minutes walk.
The proposal involves the construction of a 6 level building and consists of 23 apartments, complimented with a residents lounge at the ground floor and associated under croft and basement parking. The apartments provide a diverse range of housing opportunities from 52m² one bedroom dwellings to 122m² three bedroom dwellings.
Architecturally designed by MJA Studio, the proposed development is a high quality design response to an area beginning the transformation from a low scale residential environment to a vibrant mixed and multi storey precinct. The built form has been designed with consideration of the future development potential of adjacent sites in mind. It incorporates the curvilinear forms of the Art Deco buildings of Como and South Perth into a contemporary context. The design works with shadow and contrast to create an aesthetically pleasing building that sets a benchmark for future development in the CBACP area.
The building has been designed with solar access and the ability for natural ventilation in mind. Glazing has been maximised where possible to the north. A sustainability assessment has also been included as part of this development satisfying the requirement of the CBACP to achieve 5 Green Star equivalency.