A New Urban Character

9 Smith Street

As one of the larger new buildings at the west end of Smith Street, this project aims to provide an extension to the more densely populated areas to the east. The project also creates a secret courtyard oasis within that provides a focus to the building’s residential and commercial community.

From the street, a large singular wall references the façades of the Victorian warehouses to the east and also provides a screen to the apartments behind. This screen provides a filter to the apartments and protects occupants from the bustle of the street below.

The project consists of two buildings on a deep site, separated by a courtyard and light well, with two frontages that respond to the context conditions of Smith Street and Little Smith Street. Four façade elements delineate the Little Smith Street interface, providing individual points of address which recall double-storey Victorian terraces.