59-61 Anne Street Social Housing, Southport

The Anne Street project is a new paradigm shifting development for community housing delivered by the Queensland Government.

ClientIn conjunction with Anna O’Gorman Architects for Department of Housing & Public Works

LocationSouthport, QLD

Date2021

The Anne Street project is a new paradigm shifting development for community housing delivered by the Queensland Government. With a focus on high quality design both from an architectural and landscape point of view the project delivers a distinctly sub-tropical outcome with a mix of open air covered spaces at the unit entries and a feature communal area centred around a bio basin with a deck edge and a BBQ area surrounded by coastal trees and fragrant understory plants with a dry creek bed of river worn pebbles wrapping around the edges.

Pathways are lined with a mix of lush and coastal species that passively screen views into the units themselves while allowing air and dappled light to permeate the indoor and private outdoor spaces. Materiality is kept muted and understated with colours that complement the landscape while allowing the pastel and white colour of the architecture to stand out.

The result is a composition of elements that sits comfortably within its context and creates a warm and inviting place to live.