Bondi Junction's AQUA launched to be area's new gateway

Bondi Junction's AQUA launched to be area's new gateway
Bondi Junction's AQUA launched to be area's new gateway

New 20-level AQUA development is to be the new gateway to Bondi Junction, located on the corner of Oxford Street and Hollywood Avenue, just 500 metres from Bondi Junction train station.

The 129 apartments in AQUA on offer are aiming themselves towards owner occupiers and investors, with Leighton Properties, in a joint venture with Qualitas, bringing the properties to market. The apartments are one-,two- and three-bedrooms, the majority with car spots, and all with access to the 146 bicycle spaces.

Property Observer previously noted that the apartments were soon to be launched.

Architect Kannfinch, with DC8 Studio, are behind the design - looking to maximise the apartments' aspect to ensure all are north-westerly or north-easterly. The majority face north-west. There are two towers with a central corridor connecting them.

The development will include two rooftop gardens and lobbies on each level. It also has a podium with a retail and outdoor space mix.

Bondi Junction's AQUA launched to be area's new gateway

Kannfinch senior associate, Mark Sheargold, said that the north-west facade of the north tower has city views, while the south tower has ocean views, both taken advantage of from floor-to-ceiling glass windows and balconies.

“In perspective, no entire elevation can be viewed at once which is intriguing to viewers and strengthens the gesture that you are looking at a sculpture form in-the-round,” he said.
The interiors have been designed by renowned Koichi Takada Architects.

Koichi Takada said that he incorporates a Japanese sensibility into the architecture.

“Our inspiration comes from the location of AQUA, which is an interchange between a connected, convenient and bustling shopping and transportation hub and some of Sydney’s best beaches – an escape to nature, water and waves,” he said.

“We’ve created two distinct schemes; one called ‘Breeze’ and the other ‘Drift’, and used new materials to experiment with playful shapes. The finishes are a balance of polished modern materials coupled with the warmth of textured, natural timber.”

Peter Chittenden, managing director at Colliers International, said that the development is on the most prominent site at Bondi Junction, and is one of the last high-rise opportunities for the foreseeable future.

“Residents need never use their car to get to work, do the shopping or meet friends for a drink, reducing the stress of urban life and easing pressure on the environment,” Chittenden said.

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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