Tony Owen Partners have recently lodged the DA for Design City in Sydney's Alexandria.
This is a unique concept live work environment. It included 175 units and 125 strata commercial tenancies, in 6 buildings in McEvoy Street. The project creates a completely environmentally sustainable precinct of the design community. At the centre of the complex is Artisan Square. This plaza, bisected by a canal, contains a mix of gardens, plazas, cafes and activities including 'Tschumi Cafe', 'Tubular Bells Bridge', 'Peanut Bridge', 'Aalto Vase Place'. The office buildings and ground plane contain ventillation viscicles which allow light and ventillation between levels and into the basement parking areas.