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Azura Apartments, Newcastle

Azura is a multi-unit residential development of 56 apartments overlooking Newcastle Beach, NSW. Flanked by an existing motel, residential flats and a recently constructed development to the north, Azura mediates the interface between coast and city with a form that reflects its iconic seaside position.

The sweeping curve of the site boundary is faithfully reproduced in the façade. The maritime connection is evoked in the red and yellow highlights of glass and masonry and the bow-like forms on the eastern edge. Framing a protected northern court by hugging the southern boundary, the building's mass is punctuated as three separate buildings responding to the different site conditions and allowing views of the coast. The upper floor is recessed to minimise visual height and bulk. The scale responds sympathetically to streetscape elements at each peripheral point.

Client: Owners Corporation
Location: Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Size: 56 apartments
Project value: $25 million
Completion: 2006
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