Following demolition of an old drill hall, this regeneration project involved converting a red sandstone, former ballet school and building two new blocks on a confined site to form 103 self-contained studio apartments for students.
The design approach was to arrange the new-build blocks in a clear relationship with the existing buildings to create a series of courtyards that are perceived as large outdoor garden rooms. The new blocks are clad in brushed aluminium panels, reflecting the light and brightening the courtyards, with rooms set in a rigorous grid, featuring full height glazed screens to create an openness and community feel.
261 West Princes Street
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