The Summit

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The Summit at Coffs Pty Ltd
Coffs Harbour, QLD
January 1, 2008
Full Architectural Services

38700 m2


A contemporary hillside village that is integrated in the hillside landscape of Coffs Harbour

The Summit residential development creates a contemporary hillside village community comprising a mix of apartments and attached housing with a village centre building and associated amenities. The development site with its commanding position, expansive ocean views and proximity to the established leisure and tourism coastline precinct of Coffs Harbour provides a wonderful canvas for this residential development.

The integrated landscape approach taken with the design delivers a vibrant hillside community that is in touch with its setting and an important addition to the urban fabric of Coffs Harbour. In order to minimise the visual impact of the development on the hillside, the site is extensively re-vegetated, integrating the built form into the landscape.

The subtropical hillside village of 177 residences represents a commercially feasible yet integrated approach to the site, which provides significant re-vegetation, preservation of significant vegetation and trees and the reinstatement of the traditional landscape character on the site. The development also provides significant areas of communal open landscaped space which contribute to a sense of connectivity with the existing native flora and fauna surrounding the site and the natural character of the hillsides around Coffs Harbour.

Brief Elements

  • 117 residences
  • Mix of apartments and attached houses
  • Village centre