Lawnbowl Village seeks to engage and enliven the precinct by providing a diversity of community, cultural, retail, living and workspaces.
Two of the three towers contain high quality, affordable apartments, while the third tower houses a childcare centre, a theatre, art gallery, bookshop, cafes, makerspaces and co-working spaces.
The life of any building begins at the ground level. Street facing shopfronts draw visitors from the Glenhuntly Road retail village. The site entrance is flanked by the bustling activity of a community centre and a café, spilling out into the public space see detailed plan. The charm of a bookshop, visible from the street, draws people further into the site, where they also find a protected urban garden and play equipment for the kids. Apartments either side of the courtyard lend a sense of intimacy and ensure that this community gathering place feels safe and visible throughout the day, encouraging pedestrians to use the site as a lively, social thoroughfare; a gateway to the diverse community offerings in the buildings above.
Each of the residential towers have their own private roof terrace, the community tower has a rooftop bar and there are shared terraces between the buildings where residents and the community come together. A stack of shared terraces address Hawthorn Road, lending life and activity to the street.
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