New South Wales
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.