Following the shoulder shape of the site, the design provides for two parallel rows of buildings along the full length of the site, where parking is concentrated on one side only, next to the main entrance. Also, next to the entrance, is the Community Hall. In this way a continuous green ‘inner lane’ is achieved, that serves as playground as well as a meeting, walking and jogging facility for the residents, away from the car park and roads.The use of lofts as well as the site natural topography renders a dynamic skyline to the whole development.
The extensive use of face brick could have been overpowering and render the development bland and colourless. To avoid this, but still adhere to the brief, the architects used two different face bricks and made use of strong colours where possible, restricting the colour only to easily accessible areas next to balconies, where there will be no need for scaffolding when repainting in future.To mitigate a steep site, retaining walls form part of playground and recreation features whilst the difference in levels is often used as common drying yards. Ingenious landscaping solutions prevent flooding.
This is a landmark development for Cosmo City and although it stands out because of height and density, it blends in within the general colours of the area