Evans Street | MJA Studio

Evans Street | MJA Studio | Photographer: Dion Robeson

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Evans Street | MJA Studio

Traditional Land Owners
Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation

Western Australia

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Dion Robeson
Project summary

With a diverse mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, Evans Street provides a range of high-quality living options for a predominantly single residential area. With a particularly sensitive site at a transition point between the R15 and R100 zones, a sympathetic, multilayered design response was essential.

The main bulk of the building is pushed away from the sensitive east, while street setbacks are also stepped, increasing necessary breathing room to the single residential zoning. The zone transition is directly expressed through the built form, with horizontality emphasised to the east, transitioning to a vertical expression through the sweeping curves of the sculptural board-formed concrete planters.

95 Evans Street creates not only a unique landmark in an architecturally rich area, but through its sensitive design response it creates a positive exemplar for both future developments in the area and wider METRONET precincts.

Western Australia Architecture Awards Accolades
Commendation for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

Evans Street was a special project for us. With a modest site in a great location, we saw an opportunity to provide much needed housing diversity to Shenton Park. The response to the project has been overwhelmingly positive. It has demonstrated that it’s possible to deliver successful projects in sensitive areas that respond with consideration its neighbours and surroundings.

Resident Statement: Being so close to the city and Jualbup Lake makes it a pleasure to come home to. The design of the apartment complex literally stops traffic as people get out of their cars to admire the elevation.
—Rebecca Leon

Project Practice Team

Harriet Drummond, Interior Architect
Jimmy Thompson, Project Director
Megan Cordin, Interior Architect
Stefan Oh, DA Project Lead
Stephen Corns, Project Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Forth, Structural Engineer

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