Contour, Cronulla | PBD Architects

Contour, Cronulla | PBD Architects | Photographer: Tom Ferguson

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Contour, Cronulla | PBD Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Dharawal Speaking People who are the Traditional Custodians of the land of Sutherland Shire.

New South Wales

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Tom Ferguson
Project summary

Contour Apartments, a piece of contemporary sculptural architecture sits within the beautiful costal environment of Cronulla. The gentle curvilinear form of the building takes direct inspiration from the eroded coastal sandstone with a series of horizontal bands encasing the building in ribbons. These bands, articulated with warm white tones and timber battens allow a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor.

Sited within a new landscape of costal flora the project sits within a streetscape dominated by a series of balcony free rectilinear 2 – 3 story walk apartments. This generous new building and landscape improves the civic domain with excellent passive surveillance and introduces a soft landscape edge to the street, removing hard boundaries. Design with cross flow ventilation, generous balconies and forms directing the eye towards the view, Contour is a sophisticated new residential development redolent of the spirit of costal living.

New South Wales Jury Presentation
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Contour, Cronulla | PBD Architects | Photographer: Tom Ferguson

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