Midnight descends on Northbourne Avenue and Braddon with striking apartments
27 March 2017
Midnight blends trend and tradition. Facing both Northbourne Avenue and Mort Street, this mixed-use development has been designed to link the more conventional Canberra styles of Northbourne Avenue with the grungier tones of Braddon.
“We think that it’s a pretty striking building,” GEOCON general manager of development Peter Micalos says.
Micalos says it is a true mixed-use development with 237 residential apartments, 160 hotel rooms and 2500 square metres of commercial space, incorporating Soho units, bars and restaurants.
The design seeks to foster a vibrant environment that’s constantly in use, according to Fender Katsalidis Architects director of planning and design David Sutherland.
“What always intrigues us is the overlap between uses,” he says.
The design works to enhance this interactivity.
“We like to think the way we’re doing this will supercharge those characteristics and interactions,” Sutherland says.
Midnight’s fully glazed exterior shell leads into an internal layer built around a creatively designed mixed-use courtyard.
All residential units face the street, with floor-to-ceiling glazing creating a sense of “just standing in the sky”, Micalos says.
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