The Cooperage is mixed use development in Dulwich Hill, occupying a prominent site at New Canterbury Road and Herbert Street. It was completed in December 2015 and provides 68 residential apartments of various sizes with retail units on the ground floor. It is designed as a landmark building that provides a high quality residential experience that actively promotes interaction between public and private space. The building was envisaged as a masonry building with aluminium screens from concept stage. Masonry was used as it relates to its locality and the neighbouring buildings, the Holy Trinity Church on Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill School of Arts (to its rear) and the residential dwellings in the locality.
Blackheath from the PGH Bricks Highlands range was selected, as it creates a dark backdrop for the gold screens on New Canterbury Road, with a significant texture adding to its complexity. On the street façade, the curved brick wall with perforated gold aluminium screens give an identifiable architectural language to the building whilst providing protected views of the street below. The building’s rear, consisting of white perforated screens creates provides privacy for residents and a visual connection to the external spaces beyond.
Architect: TKD Architects