41 152 sqm
This landmark residential development in Epping, 18 kilometres north-west of Sydney’s central business district, combines high-density living with vibrant public spaces. In 2012, Epping was identified as the first Priority Precinct (PP) due to its capacity to support growth in a well-serviced location. The PP resulted in an amendment to planning controls, enabling high-density development for the site at The Langston.
We have designed three residential towers comprising 470 apartments, each with a 2 storey retail podium creating a central public plaza. The curvaceous lines of the towers are informed by prevailing winds, with the materials palette taking cues from nearby parklands thereby creating a new landmark that is sympathetic to the surrounding context.
The site is 200 metres from Epping railway station, presenting an opportunity to encourage public interaction by activating the ground plane. The 2 storey podium at the base of each tower provides amenity for retail shops and cafes, creating a vibrant central thoroughfare with paved walkways and landscaped gardens.
Taking advantage of the open nature of the site, the apartments are orientated to take advantage of exceptional views while the gradual increase in heights of the towers expresses the hierarchy of the spaces. The apartment interiors take their design cues from the organic shape of the building and the unique pebble stone-shaped floor plan.