PHA takes out commendation for Urban Design at WA Architecture Awards 2019
Updated: Dec 17, 2020
Through a series of interventions, the project was awarded a density bonus to deliver the fifty-four-units. These included housing diversity, the creation of a public pedestrian network and midblock lane, through the site, providing improved walkability to the Beckenham Train Station.
The project successfully articulates the division of private, semi-private and shared spaces and creating a permeable intervention within an established suburban setting.
Whilst the building is denser than the existing fabric, the materials used reference the predominantly brick, residential construction, allowing it to sit comfortably within the streetscape and provide a solution which in its own right, contributes to the urban life and character of Beckenham.
Photography: Robert Frith
See the official awards booklet here: https://wp.architecture.com.au/news-media/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2019/07/NAA19_AWARDSBOOKLET_Western-Australia_DIGITAL-1.pdf