The Interior Design component of the 146 market apartments includes the main foyer for market and youth-at-risk entry points, 16 corridors, and the back of house offices for 30 Youth Services Apartments. In addition to numerous energy initiatives, green gardens are integrated at every level at the ends and midpoint of the corridors to provide landscape and a focus that would be expected in a more traditional low scale development.
Very careful attention has been paid to the public and common areas to encourage interaction between residents, and for spaces to take in the view of the green gardens present at every level. The treatment of indoor spaces continues themes adopted externally to unify the building.
Another unique and innovative feature is the use of sliding security screen doors to apartment entry doors so that natural cross ventilation can be achieved by using the corridors. All corridors have air relief for the stair pressurization and in addition openable windows are included such that excellent natural ventilation can be achieved. With the sliding security doors, the entry door can be held back on an electromagnetic holder and a genuine breeze created through the apartment.
This project is unique on many fronts and will set a new benchmark in affordable and mixed tenancy apartment developments.