Green Square Apartments

Portman St, Green Square, NSW

Welsh + Major was invited to participate in a Design Excellence Competition to design a new 6-storey residential building in Sydney’s Green Square precinct. A distinctive addition to the new precinct, it was designed as a calibrated stitch between the bigger apartment buildings proposed to it’s north, and the finer grain suburban buildings that exist to the south.

Based on design principles utilised by the great New York apartment buildings of the 1920’s, the apartments sit on a richly detailed double storey arched colonnade lined in tessellated tiles. The apartments wrap around a central courtyard to enable over 90% of the apartments to have a dual aspect and natural cross ventilation - a rare achievement in contemporary apartment building design.