Century City's new parking garage completed
Category New Develeopments
Construction of the new P3 parking garage in the Bridgeway Precinct at Century City has been completed.
P3 is between Virgin Active and Hillsong Church, close to the Century City Conference Centre, Century City hotel and various Bluechip office tenants. The garage offers parking to the general public on a pay-on-foot or hourly basis, with members of Virgin Active enjoying 90 minutes' free parking.
The building comprises five levels of parking, with a basement, three regular levels and a roof level, and will add 324 parking bays to the precinct.
"With a clear vision of P3 not being just another parking garage, an essential design objective was to include eye-catching lines and appealing design features," says Colin Anderson, chief operating officer at Rabie, the developer of Century City.
"This ensures that the building complements the superbly designed precinct, and builds on Century City's commitment to use art and points of interest across various developments to enhance the experience of all users."
Vivid Architects designed a randomly perforated aluminium cladding system as a façade across the building, which allows for natural ventilation to the floors. Features include a glazed circulation staircase on the corner of the building facing Century Square, offset with black, red and yellow tiled walls on the external façade.
A pocket park will be created at the pedestrian entrance and exit, with the existing footbridge crossing the canal serving as the main thoroughfare for pedestrians from P3 to the Conference Centre and Century Square.
"Century City's Art Trail includes more than 30 art installations of various sizes, and it is intended to showcase another art treasure in this "green" space," says Anderson.
"The provision of ample, convenient parking in the Bridgeway Precinct has been a fundamental underlying strength of the success of Century City Conference Centre and Century City Square. Great urban planning should ideally ensure that a minimum number of vehicles are parked in the external areas of a development. With ample underground and deck parking, we can offer a safe, pedestrian friendly experience to all our visitors, tenants and residents."
Author: SA Property News