The landmark site, located on the Mandurah Waterfront, provided significant obstacles such as requirements to build above the 50-year flood level, sedimentary soils that complicated the structural capacity of the site, strict setbacks, and a requirement to activate the street level.
Zoning for the site allowed nine floors, however the economic climate presented restrictions to the development. As a solution, Motus suggested the project be developed in multiple stages and occupied progressively over a number of years.
THE MOTUS ADVANTAGE
The harsh coastal environment and North Westerly orientation of the site presented a number of energy efficiency complications. Motus employed passive solar design techniques, and used automated building management systems to manipulate sliding screens to help combat the buildings heat load while maintaining views of the harbour.