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Arkadia

Type
Multi-Residential
Completion
2020

Location
Alexandria, NSW

Architects
DKO 
Breathe Architecture

Builder

Icon Co

Landscaping
Oculus

Photographer
Tom Ross

Arkadia is about community and sustainability; it’s about memory and place. Acknowledging its past, present and future, we started with interviews of the surrounding neighbours and a historical study of the working class community that existed here in the 20th century.

At its core, Arkadia was designed to be environmentally and socially sustainable, while capturing the memory of its past. Revealing the history of the site are nearly half a million recycled bricks paying homage to the clay quarries and brick factories that stood there in centuries past.

Arkadia consists of four buildings, with four identities and four communities. Each building has its own space to come together: its own productive garden, its own lift lobby, its own address and its own community.  They share a rooftop and open out to the north to embrace a new park to share with the residents of Huntley Street and beyond.

Arkadia was created in collaboration with DKO Architecture and Oculus.

We are proud to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Arkadia stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

Awards
Banksia Sustainability Awards
2021
Medium Business Sustainability Award
Frame Awards
2021
Best Use of Material (Highly Commended)
Frame Awards
2021
Best Co-Living Complex (Highly Commended)
NSW Architecture Awards
2020
Sustainable Architecture
NSW Architecture Awards
2020
Peoples Choice Award
Good Design Awards
2020
Sustainability Award
Good Design Awards
2020
Precinct Award
Good Design Awards
2020
Best In Class — Architectural Design, Residential & Commercial
Sustainability Awards
2020
Multiple Dwellings
Think Brick Awards
2020
Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award
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Arkadia

Arkadia is about community and sustainability; it’s about memory and place. Acknowledging its past, present and future, we started with interviews of the surrounding neighbours and a historical study of the working class community that existed here in the 20th century.

At its core, Arkadia was designed to be environmentally and socially sustainable, while capturing the memory of its past. Revealing the history of the site are nearly half a million recycled bricks paying homage to the clay quarries and brick factories that stood there in centuries past.

Arkadia consists of four buildings, with four identities and four communities. Each building has its own space to come together: its own productive garden, its own lift lobby, its own address and its own community.  They share a rooftop and open out to the north to embrace a new park to share with the residents of Huntley Street and beyond.

Arkadia was created in collaboration with DKO Architecture and Oculus.

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Type
Multi-Residential
Completion
2020

Location
Alexandria, NSW

Architects
DKO 
Breathe Architecture

Builder

Icon Co

Landscaping
Oculus

Photographer
Tom Ross

We are proud to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Arkadia stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

Awards
Frame Awards
2021
Best Co-Living Complex (Highly Commended)
Frame Awards
2021
Best Use of Material (Highly Commended)
Banksia Sustainability Awards
2021
Medium Business Sustainability Award
Think Brick Awards
2020
Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award
Sustainability Awards
2020
Multiple Dwellings
Good Design Awards
2020
Best In Class — Architectural Design, Residential & Commercial
Good Design Awards
2020
Precinct Award
Good Design Awards
2020
Sustainability Award
NSW Architecture Awards
2020
Peoples Choice Award
NSW Architecture Awards
2020
Sustainable Architecture
Press/Media