Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nishi Apartments Canberra

Nishi Apartments Canberra rendering by Suppose Design OfficeThe Nishi apartment building in the inner city suburb of Action has 235 studio, one and two bedroom apartments being sold off the plan. Claims for the building include lower electricity, gas and water consumption. There will be optic fibre direct-to-premises (GPON) for Internet broadband up to 100 Mbps. The National ICT Centre (NICTA) and Australian National University campus are nearby making this an attractive location for researchers and those in high technology companies.

Nishi is being promoted as an environmental building. Some features include the offer of a $25,000 rebate, if the buyer chooses not to have a car space. A photovoltaic option is also available, installed on the roof. Other environmental features include:
  • Average 8 star NatHERS rating
  • Building massing & orientation
  • Solar thermal system
  • Passive solar heating
  • Dual-aspect design
  • Natural ventilation
  • High thermal mass
  • Thermal buffer spaces
  • External shading
  • High performance glazing
  • Hydronic radiators
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Sustainable material selection
  • Rainwater collection
  • Highest rated water efficient appliances
  • Highest rated energy efficient appliances
The building is by Suppose Design Office, Fender Katsalidis Architects and Arup.

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