DDDW
Holland Park

Arkhefield are proud to be delivering a demonstration project for the Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW), DDDW Holland Park. These homes are designed with accessibility in mind, with all ground level apartments achieving platinum and gold level liveable housing standards. 

Arkhefield’s commended entry ‘Retrofix’ in the Density and Diversity Done Well (DDDW) design competition was selected by the Queensland Government Architect and the Department of Housing and Public Works to be developed as a demonstration project. The original concept has been adapted to suit a corner suburban site (previously three houses) in Holland Park for a community of twelve one-bedroom units.

 

These homes are designed with accessibility in mind, with all ground level apartments achieving platinum and gold level liveable housing standards. They are easy to navigate, with private courtyards at entries to enable the parking and charging of mobility scooters, and with space to store mobility aids. All parking is located at one end of the site, leaving the centre of the development to become a green pedestrian spine. Two shared spaces at either end of this central landscaped spine support community interaction and offer outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy.

 
Goodna 1
Goodna 2
Goodna 3

The design considered space not just for the resident, but also for others providing care. Many of the one-bedroom apartments have window beds in the bedroom, giving residents the ability to have carers, grandchildren or family stay overnight. The development is also designed to be pet friendly as each unit has its own secure outdoor space.

The master plan considers future expansion to an adjoining block owned by DHPW, building in future flexibility and resilience, and the ability to respond to changing social and economic needs. This project is ‘shovel ready’ with construction expected to commence late 2020.

Client Department of Housing and Public Works
Tenancies 12 Apartments

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