New South Wales
Iglu Summer Hill is a student accommodation community in the heart of Summer Hill Village, in close proximity to Summer Hill train station, and adjacent to the Darrell Jackson Gardens and the local shopping precinct. The site’s existing heritage-listed Western Suburbs District Ambulance Station building has been restored and re-purposed as part of the project. The new buildings are carefully designed to improve street activation and sit sympathetically within their park, village and heritage settings.
Iglu Summer Hill accommodates 184 studios, with self-contained kitchens and bathrooms. Inside, diverse communal spaces provide residential amenity, support study and promote a strong sense of community. At the core, a generous landscaped courtyard has excellent access to sunlight and provides shelter from train and traffic noise. Elsewhere, landscaping plays a key role in defining open circulation corridors, establishing a cohesive green edge with the adjoining park and ensuring visual privacy for students.