Architect: SS Chang Architects
Builder: Hanssen Pty Ltd
Photgrapher: Lanaqua Art and Finbar
Fabricator: Hanssen Pty Ltd
About the project
The Concerto Apartments development consists of two distinct buildings – Concerto Tower, housing 226 luxury apartments; and Concerto Heritage, built on the former site of the original Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) building, featuring New York studio-style one and two-bedroom apartment dwellings. The buildings are connected by a covered walkway and located in the sought-after suburb of East Perth.
These luxurious yet environmentally conscious buildings – boasting an average 7-star NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) development rating – makes extensive use of Capral products throughout to achieve an architecturally, aesthetically and technologically impressive series of residences.
The 38-storey Concerto Tower bases its contemporary identity around a thoughtful collection of modern environmentally sound features, fully enmeshed with Capral’s AGS 419 Series Framing Systems. With innovations ranging from water-conscious landscaping to green walls, Concerto Apartments’ high level of environmental sensitivity gels perfectly with Capral’s uncompromising dedication to enduring quality and efficiency.
These peerless internal specifications dovetail with Capral’s operable windows and suitable hardware union of craftsmanship, technology and design. Glazed highlights form the focal points of every Concerto apartment, with the Capral’s double glazed systems’ superb insulation properties working in unison with each building’s HVAC system and double glazing specified throughout. Faced with the challenging thermal performance required to achieve Concerto Apartments’ coveted 7-star NatHERS rating, the designers chose Capral products for their ’future-proof’ qualities. Acoustic performance was also a major consideration.
Materials used throughout the suites match perfectly with Capral’s ethos of quality. For example, as guests enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding city’s attractions from wraparound Capral windows, the framing’s understated elegance merges seamlessly with Concerto Apartments’ painted precast concrete walls and lightweight cladding.
Complementing these internal visual touches are the Capral window suites featured throughout Concerto Apartments – 2600mm-high powder coated aluminium, housing grey-tinted double-glazed units throughout. Some bathrooms feature 2100mm-high windows, while retractable flyscreens leading to outdoor entertainment areas unite effectively with Capral’s aluminium framed sliding doors. As well as paying efficiency dividends, these window suites’ thermal and sound insulation properties reinforce each apartment’s sense of aesthetic unity and acoustic serenity.
The low-E double glazing featured with Capral’s energy-efficient window and door suites creates a balanced combination of personal comfort, high visibility and energy efficiency, resulting in significantly reduced energy costs and increased comfort for all residents. Capral’s inimitable engineering, quality manufacture and innovation made for the perfect partnership on the Concerto Apartments project, an ambitious mixture of liveability, sustainability and style.
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