Impressively, almost every apartment in the complex enjoys a view of the river, the expansive city skyline or parklands. This luxury is afforded, in part, by the nature of the site, but it was ingenuity in design that ensured the tower took full advantage of the abundant scenic opportunities. The layers of curved balconies allow for more flexibility than a two-dimensional facade, with balconies on the building’s sides cantilevered to maximise light and views.
It was this aspect of the selected design that stood out most to Aria Property Group
development director Michael Hurley when the property development group ran a design competition, inviting architects from around the country to submit a proposal for the site: ‘Instead of having five units on the front of the building that would typically get the river and city views, the architect came up with a design in which 11 of the 15 units [per floor] got river and/or city views,’ he says.
Another impressive aspect of the winning design was the innovative features, including double-glazed, low-e coated curved glass, which had rarely, if ever, been used before in Australia.
With firms competing to work with the property developer, and plans hand-picked from the best of the best, it’s hardly a surprise that Aria’s properties are continually setting a new standard in aesthetics and innovation.