Monarch Apartments | Hames Sharley

Monarch Apartments | Hames Sharley | Photographer: Sam Noonan

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Monarch Apartments | Hames Sharley

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna People

South Australia

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Sarah Constructions
Sam Noonan
Project summary

As the third of Hames Sharley’s apartment buildings in the Glenside masterplanned community, Monarch explores the core concept of creating a human-scale experience through its rich natural interface, with the key drivers of connectivity, permeability and walkability. Its design draws inspiration from the scale and materiality of Glenside and its existing buildings.

Monarch contributes to the identity of Glenside as an open and walkable community through thoughtful connections to surrounding parkland. Careful consideration was given to retain and integrate the mature trees around the site, providing residents with leafy aspects and tree-lined pedestrian walkways and cycle paths that encourage residents to connect to the wider community and the Adelaide CBD only 2km away.

Monarch has been designed with sustainable features to meet the growing demand for environmentally-friendly and cost-effective housing choices, including solar-powered communal areas, provision for electric car charging and a zero-landfill target waste management system.

As the third apartment building of our Glenside development (masterplanned by Hames Sharley), the high-quality design of Monarch has allowed it to maintain the momentum of the success of its predecessors. We saw 70% of its apartments sell to a diverse range of homebuyers in just three months, allowing us to commence construction five months ahead of schedule.

The design is sympathetic to future stages of the development, considering site access, sustainability, and overall liveability. Residents benefit from living in a growing masterplanned community with exceptional amenities, beautifully landscaped public spaces, and proximity to walking and cycling trails.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Buildsurv, Building Certifier
GDStudia, Landscape Architect
Lucid Consulting, Services Engineers Consultant
PT Design, Structural and Civil Consultant
Resonate, Acoustic Consultant

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Monarch Apartments | Hames Sharley | Photographer: Sam Noonan

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