Winner of the Newell Platten Award for Multiple Housing in the South Australian Architecture Awards 2012, the Lochiel Park Affordable Apartments provide twenty-three residences and offer a range of best practice sustainable technologies at the Lochiel Park ‘Model Green Village', Campbelltown.
Each home has living spaces facing north, and adheres to passive design principals with very high level energy (and water) efficiency and innovative technology resulting in a reduced ecological footprint. Each residence achieves at least 7.5 stars when assessed against AccuRate. Greenway developed an innovative natural ventilation system providing passive cross ventilation to each residence, reducing the need for air conditioning. A ventilation stack positioned centrally in the apartment is assisted by a roof mounted rotary ventilator, and is used in combination with the external opening windows in the living spaces and bedrooms. Ventilation is controlled via motorised louvres linked to the AC system.
In addition to the technology of the services, careful selection of building materials and finishes has been undertaken to maintain a consistent Eco approach across the entire development. The environmental aspirations are figuratively represented by the brightly coloured triangular roof which links the apartment blocks and holds the numerous photo voltaic panels for electricity collection and solar hot water.
Original Concept Design by Phillips Pilkington Architects.