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Awards for Balencea
Australian Institute of Architects Frederick Romberg, Award for Residential Architecture Multiple Housing
Victorian Architecture Award Multiple Housing
Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Best Overend Award for Residential Architecture
Excerpt from the Australian Institute of Architects
Multiple Housing Architecture Award
Balencea Apartments - Wood Marsh Architecture with Sunland Design
Balencea is an elegant 23-storey glass tower that floats over a base of shared amenities and a commercial tenancy. Its inspirational urban form is derived from a series of interlocking arcs, with carefully resolved north and east facades set behind a flush continuous curtain wall of silver/ black glass. The formal purity of this fluted extrusion is maintained by avoiding undue appendages or protuberances. Internally, the sculptural form offers intelligent planning solutions with 84 apartment layouts varying in size and type.
Balencea’s 5 star energy rating is achieved through orientation, double-glazing, tinted glass, and cross ventilation.
Balencea achieves the Architects’ stated goal of creating a positive and optimistic building, and epitomizes a successful collaboration between architect and developer.