Toorak Park: Where Luxury Meets Bluestone Elegance
Nestled just 8km from Melbourne's bustling CBD, Toorak Park is the epitome of urban convenience and tranquil serenity.But what sets Toorak Park apart is of the total site space, 25 per cent of the grounds will be handed back to the community in the form of public gardens. A new bluestone plaza offers a gourmet grocery store and café near a central boulevard.
Thanks to the innovative use of Buzon adjustable pedestals, this refined community now boasts a sophisticated and timeless bluestone plaza. It's the perfect harmony of form and function, where urban living meets the elegance of bluestone.
The Building Adjacent to Toorak Park and Toorak Railway Station at 590 Orrong Road Armadale, Lendlease is developing the 2.5 hectare Toorak Park site as a luxury
residential precinct, comprising 448 apartments and 18 townhouses divided across four leafy quarters. Residences range in size from 49m2 to 145m2 for 1 to 3-bedroom apartments, and are due for completion in late 2017. The development is targeting young families looking to enjoy local amenities, public transport, and a close proximity to the city while maintaining a relaxed suburban lifestyle.
Lendlease is working with architects Denton Corker Marshall, interior designers Carr Design Group, and landscape designers Tract to create the new neighbourhood.
Denton Corker Marshall, responsible for delivering the masterplan and architecture, built upon their globally awarded credentials and practices. Inspired by the local environment, Toorak Park represents an important and exciting undertaking for Armadale, and Melbourne as a whole. A third of the project is dedicated to open space, featuring communal gardens, and a direct route to Toorak railway station and Beatty Avenue is available through a publicly accessible, tree-lined boulevard.
Carr Design Group, a team of 35 architects and interior designers headed by Sue Carr, has continued their signature styling skewed towards elegance, refinement, and practicality. This is expressed in many ways, from well-proportioned kitchens and sleek bathrooms, to spacious bedrooms with extensive joinery and storage.
Tract Consultants, a recognised leader in landscape architecture in Australia led by Mike Stokes, Director of Landscape Architecture for the Melbourne office, has once again delivered the seamless open spaces envisaged in the original design. This is in a similar manner to other infl uential projects in their portfolio, including Stonnington Mansion and the Forrest Hill precinct in South Yarra.
Pasco’s Buzon Screwjack Pedestals have been used to create raised timber and paved floor solutions on balconies, rooftop terraces, water features, and outdoor areas for 30 years. Buzon pedestals support external surfaces to allow designers to create a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor horizontal surfaces. They prevent water ponding and comply with requirements for the finished ground level to step-down, and fall away from the building.
As a fully adjustable and patented solution to sloping substrates, Buzon Pedestals create a fl at stable surface between heights of 17mm to 1070mm to conceal mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services while providing easy access for maintenance of waterproof membranes. The weight bearing loads on concrete slabs is reduced by eliminating screeding, and sand cement beds for pavers and tiles, hence improving structure borne impact noise resistance in multi-storey buildings. The head of the pedestal incorporates provision for a spacer tab allowing a gap between pavers of 2mm, 3mm, 4.5mm, 6mm, 8mm or 10mm, providing positive drainage without the need for grouting.
Buzon Pedestals have solid sustainability credentials: they are manufactured from 80% recycled polypropylene, and are 100% recyclable.
De Fazio Tiling Projects was engaged to install approximately 10,000m2 of 600mm x 600mm granite and bluestone pavers on Buzon Pedestals ranging from 50mm to 150mm high, on all balconies, terraces, and common landscape walkways.
Designed, manufactured and tested in Belgium, Buzon Pedestals can now add Toorak Park, Armadale to their portfolio of projects that includes the Epworth Hospital Geelong, Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne), Overseas Passenger Terminal (Sydney), and Marina Bay Sands Resort (Singapore).
Location: Armadale, Melbourne
Product: Buzon Pedestal DPH4
Architect: Denton Corker Marshall
Paving Contractor: De Fazio Tiling Projects