NATURA, Macquarie Park | Architectus

NATURA, Macquarie Park | Architectus | Photographer: Brett Boardman

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

NATURA, Macquarie Park | Architectus

Traditional Land Owners
Wallumedegal Clan of the Darug nation

New South Wales

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
BESIX Watpac
Brett Boardman
Project summary

Designed to touch the ground lightly, NATURA Macquarie Park lifts the standard for apartment living by embracing its natural setting while promoting wellbeing and a sense of community through generous and diverse communal spaces. Two 20-storey buildings over a shared podium are situated in a significant ecological corridor of mature trees, nearby waterways and parkland. A sequence of breezeways and communal indoor/outdoor rooms occupy the ground plane, an ideal biophilic response for a site located adjacent to a sensitive and rich Riparian ecosystem. The mixed-use development – made up of 330+ 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments – responds not just to its natural environment but also to the evolving Macquarie Park precinct, with nearby Macquarie University and its train station as well as Macquarie Shopping Centre.

New South Wales Architecture Awards Accolades
Shortlist – Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
New South Wales Jury Presentation

NATURA’s design prioritises energy efficiency and sustainability, using materials and technology such as water-cooling systems and jalousie safetyline louvred windows that can reduce the environmental impact and minimise the carbon impact. This supports a healthier and more sustainable living environment for the residents living in the building. NATURA’s design also incorporates features which promote social interaction and community living at its best, with many multi-functional communal areas such as our library, outdoor lounge areas and children’s activity room. This helps create a sense of community and connection among the building’s residents and makes the living experience more enjoyable and fulfilling.

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