New South Wales
The Crossing lies at the threshold between Newcastle’s civic town centre and the harbour adjacent a former rail corridor and opposite the Newcastle Museum. Accordingly, the project has been greatly influenced by its rich urban condition.
The building is conceived as a series of four residential brick towers arranged on a podium of retail and parking, and composed through scale, geometry and aspect to respond to its setting. At street level, a café and restaurant with a generous public veranda, activates Merewether Street, an important harbour connector.
Above, the space between the towers becomes a landscaped open breezeway with a laneway character and framed views of the city to be a place for residents to use and socialise informally.
Like a series of duplex’s in the sky, the project progresses apartment living to provide residents with a more individual sense of home that is more connected to its environment.