Vetroblu

Under direction of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and the City of Stirling, the Scarborough Foreshore - a 100ha Redevelopment Zone - and adjacent residential areas will quickly transform into one of the nation’s best beachfront destinations. On a prominent street corner offering fantastic amenity and views, we see this mixed-use project as defining a gateway for the new neighbourhood and setting high standards of design and sustainability for its occupants. The proposed development seeks to deliver the vision of the Scarborough mixed-use redevelopment area by providing a mix of ground level commercial tenancies, 20 short-stay accommodation units (with a caretaker’s dwelling) and 60 residential apartments (including 4 penthouses). It is a modern, architecturally designed building on a significant corner site within the Scarborough activity centre.

Designed with sustainability in mind, Vetroblu has a rooftop canopy of photovoltaic panels that can be seen from street level. The idea was to express this element as part of the architectural language, create a cost effective contrast to other finishes and demonstrate that the occupants of this building are proud of their environmentally responsible credentials. The proposal contributes positively to the streetscape and surrounding area by responding to the corner site location with detailed, distinctive and articulated building elevations, as encouraged by the relevant planning framework.

With an overall height of eight storeys as viewed from the pedestrian realm at the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and Filburn Street, the design is aligned with the MRA Scarborough Design Guidelines and provides vehicle access from Filburn Street as required.