Casba has won the 2015 Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW prize for best Medium Density Development.
The judges commented:
Casba is an innovative, refreshing boutique development that exhibits a strong and creative vision that is beautifully executed throughout.
Ideally suited to its funky urban market and infill site, with streets front and back, the Casba delivers excellent apartments and a great public benefit. The ground-level plaza in the centre of the building is a perfectly proportioned public space. It provides a calm, sunlit oasis lined with intimate shaded shops, cages and restaurants, set off by Mediterranean-style materials and great landscaping that includes large, mature palms and trees in pots.
The apartments that overlook the plaza (or the north-facing street) feature deep, full-width indented balconies, with day beds, that function as true outdoor rooms. Solid balustrades and heavy white exterior curtains on the balconies provide shade, privacy, reduce noise and reinforce the distinctive Moroccan theme.
Congratulations to the team at Cornerstone Property Group, Billard Leece Partnership and SJB Architects with BKH Interiors.