Matthews Property Group
Broadbeach Waters, Queensland
Freshwater point is a medium density waterfront apartment development containing 256 apartments with a wide variety of sizes and plan configurations. Massing of the project was designed to provide a graded transition in height between the 3 storey neighbourhood to the west and the 30 storey high rise zone to the east. The building footprint is pushed towards the boundaries, addressing each frontage of the site and enclosing private open space in the form of spacious, landscaped, north facing courtyards. The resulting concept comprises a large footprint, relatively low height, stepped building form which maximises amenity and outlook for its occupants. A range of screening devices including deep balcony overhangs, overhanging roofs and external louvred screens provide privacy, limit sun penetration and provide depth and relief in the external facades. Elevations possess a strong horizontal emphasis and are given distinct character through their proportioning, pattern making and their composition as series of smaller elements.