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Design Outcome

​​​​To create a quality apartment development, the site design and placement of the apartment building should be completed together. This approach will lead to a coherent residential place with good quality buildings and open spaces, and with a consistent character and distinctive identity.​​

A well-designed apartment development responds and contributes positively to its natural and built environment. To achieve this, developers should have a detailed understanding of the existing site conditions and wider area and forming a Design Statement is the best way to uncover this information. ​

Design Statements are described in detail in the ADM. They are widely recognised as a key best practice tool for complex developments, including apartment buildings. A Design Statement helps to document the existing conditions and show how the final design proposal responds to them.  

This section provides guidance on how to respond to the existing site conditions and context.  When applied to your particular apartment development, much of this guidance can form part of your design statement.​

Better Design Practice

Rules of Thumb

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