Col James Student Accommodation | Turner

Col James Student Accommodation | Turner | Photographer: Brett Boardman

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Col James Student Accommodation | Turner

Traditional Land Owners
Gadigal people of the Eora Nations
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Lord Mayors Prize (NSW)
Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Builder
Deicorp
Photographer
Brett Boardman
Project summary

Holding the corner position adjacent to Redfern Station, Col James Student Housing is part of the Pemulwuy mixed use precinct. The public domain and artwork are integral to the history of the precinct and the design. Comprising 2 primary forms, the low-rise building responds to the local terrace vernacular and the slender tower form responds to the city context.

Turner took inspiration from the immediate surrounds, past and present, playing with the effect of light and colour and how it responds to different elevations and materials throughout the day.

Whilst responding to the different urban conditions was pivotal to the built form outcome, so was the need to create a family environment for students. A collection of communal spaces are provided throughout the project including the rooftop terrace and dining room, a variety of study areas, gym, cinema and a ‘family room’ that opens out onto the central courtyard.

New South Wales Jury Presentation
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