Ocean Spa Plaza
green wall • luxury apartments • solar energy • spa • sustainability
The former site had a complicated proportion and setting requiring a different approach. Most designs would follow a grid that extends through the building forcing the elements in to a uniform rectangular shape – the form of most high rise buildings.
This building is also multi occupancy and was to incorporate a number of elements including a car show room, an existing main electric sub-station, public carpark, offices and of course residential.
It is unique. The lower floors are step level with a complicated grid structure that adapts to take the upper oval floors. The main driving desire was to maximise the views, but minimise the building’s impact on adjoining buildings. Hence the Oval – terraces to each apartment always open out to maximise the view. Curved buildings are easier on the environment and less harsh to view from adjoining buildings.
The amazing green wall exterior is beautiful and full of colour in sunlight. It has become the selfie spot for visitors, a privilege for any building.
Must see – the Nomad designed amazing extensive moss wall reception and the kaleidoscope parking floors.