Alister Eden Principal
Alister is a Principal with over 14 years of experience in Architecture & Urban Design, both in Australia and the UK.
This concept forms part of a Design Excellence Competition for Deicorp and the City of Sydney Council, located in the suburb of Rosebery.
The GroupGSA proposal draws reference to the heritage building of Mentmore House opposite, and it’s transplanted sandstone facade, with an articulated form that is developed through a play on the folding or unfolding of planes.
The heavy masonry base, as a further nod to Mentmore House and an adjacent heritage brick warehouse, acknowledges the predominant five storey street wall to both key frontages. Above sits a smaller scaled folder / origami box.
Two through site links frame the residential flat building’s Northern and Southern boundaries, with the Northern aspect having a more generous set-back and plaza termination to provide a moment along the street. Activation through ground floor retail will allow for a new F&B offering that will complement the ‘Rosebery Food District’.