Construction is officially underway on Aire, a Japanese-inspired golf-side building located in Sekisui House’s $1 billion ‘The Orchards’ master-planned community.
Designed by award-winning architectural practice, Rothelowman, Aire is set to become a striking architectural statement in Norwest, NSW, comprising 57 exclusive nature-inspired residences with uninterrupted views across Castle Hill Country Club.
Hide Seguchi, CEO and Managing Director at Sekisui House Australia said that The Orchards is a visionary project that has set a new benchmark for luxurious apartment living in Norwest and The Hills District.
“We are very pleased to reach another significant project milestone – the start of construction for Aire. Our vision for The Orchards is to create a sustainable and prosperous community, a place where people want to live, work and enjoy their lives. This vision is coming to fruition,” he commented.
Sekisui House has appointed Growthbuilt to build the landmark apartment building, and it is expected that over 250 direct and indirect jobs will be created during Aire’s construction phase.
Colin Rahim, Joint CEO and Director at Growthbuilt said Growthbuilt’s involvement with Sekisui House commenced over 12 months ago with a culmination of planning, design and staged construction certification, along with close engagement with authorities, local council and key stakeholders.
“With a custom pre-cast façade, over 16,000 square metres of formwork and 4,500 square metres of concrete, this state-of-the-art development will provide the highest quality of living, becoming a significant and thriving addition to The Orchards masterplan,” Mr Rahim added.
Connection to nature is a cornerstone of Aire’s design. The building’s material palette is drawn from nature, its curved shape referencing raked river pebbles which responds to the estate’s location and landscape. The Pebble, or Koishi building, plays an essential role in establishing the northern entry to the precinct.
Architecture and interiors are integrated to bring a wholistic design approach. The swept concrete forms are finely detailed with texture and strike lines. Evoking the raked lines of a pebble garden, this pattern and detail is interspersed with crafted glass and metal elements where views are present.
Aire’s future residents can expect to enjoy uninterrupted views of Castle Hill Golf Course, designer finishes and access to private rooftop amenities including an infinity pool, lounge and rooftop dining facilities.
Aire is the second stage in The Orchards masterplan. Designed by Turner Architects, the masterplan is spread across seven future stages. Stage one – Imperial – is already complete.
Aire is expected to reach practical completion in the first quarter of 2022.