This invited City of Sydney competition sought to max out a site in the Ashmore Precinct with 33 000 sqm of apartments, childcare and retail. The design response to this was to interrogate the given building envelope brief and to propose strengthened connections to the village centre. The courtyard typology, as encouraged by the brief, was embraced to produce quiet oases in the midst of an upcoming neighbourhood. Across the three apartment buildings, a similar rhythm expressed through different materials becomes key to identifying this development as a family of apartments.

By Toby Breakspear, Tiffany Liew, 2017.