Charlie Parker Build to Rent

Charlie Parker Build to Rent

Charlie Parker is one of the first Build-to-rent towers in Parramatta, and more broadly New South Wales. Providing 126 apartments with full-height windows and uninterrupted views of parkland and the city skyline to the east and south over Harris Park, Charlie Parker will also offer its residents access to private dining spaces, a cinema, workspaces, a library, an open-air pool, and a fully equipped gymnasium.

Located at the interface between Harris Park and Central Parramatta where the low-scale brick cottages of Harris Park meet the high-rise glass and concrete towers of the city, the Charlie Parker building bridges the contrasting scale and material character of these two distinctive neighbourhoods.

The graceful, curvilinear form of the building is derived from the bounding Parkes, Wigram and Charles Streets and the adjacent canal. The design is comprised of a carefully proportioned and scaled podium and tower elements, composed with consideration of their relationship to both the immediate context and also the greater urban network

The result is a distinctive urban landmark building with a strong architectural identity, while simultaneously creating a human-scale ground floor environment with three street frontages and a high level of amenity to the spaces within. The well-being of the building occupants, and social, environmental and economic sustainability underpin our design concept and approach. 

Located within walking distance of two train stations, the light rail, schools, Parramatta’s vibrant city centre and Harris Park village, the suite of internal facilities offered to the residents of Charlie Parker is complemented by the dynamic urban lifestyle of the surrounding area.

fjcstudio’s design philosophy is a holistic integrated approach to place and sustainability. Passive systems such as orientation, shading, mass, natural ventilation and winter sun access combine to encourage comfort through natural ventilation and natural warmth from the sun. Notably, these passive measures extend to common areas, with lobbies, corridors and stairs having access to views, natural light and ventilation.

Low embodied carbon materials such as the distinctive Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) cladding reduce the overall carbon footprint of the building and the walkable lifestyle of the building is complemented by enhanced bicycle parking facilities and Electric Vehicle (EV) car share facilities in the basement promote a more sustainable, pedestrian-friendly lifestyle, encouraging residents to embrace alternative modes of transportation over private vehicle ownership.

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