130 Joynton Avenue

130 Joynton Avenue

FK, in collaboration with Besley & Spresser, won the Design Excellence Competition for 130 Joynton Avenue. This prominent site, located 4.5 km south of Sydney’s CBD along Zetland Avenue, sits amidst the emerging Green Square redevelopment. Our winning design envisions a vibrant new neighbourhood—three distinct residential buildings offering 230 apartments seamlessly connected by landscaped gardens and walkways.

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Sydney, Australia





Traditional Owners

Gadigal People

The design of 130 Joynton Avenue focuses on creating a strong sense of community. Plans include one- to three-bedroom apartments across the three buildings with rooftop terraces, fostering a village-like atmosphere. Lush gardens and lawns are strategically placed throughout to offer communal areas for residents to relax and connect as extensions of their homes.

Retail and hospitality tenancies are strategically positioned at the corners of all three buildings at ground level to activate the ground plane and Zetland Avenue.

The Selection Panel report cited: “the skilful permeability of the ground plane created a positive visual connection between Zetland Avenue and the communal open spaces to the north of the site. The interaction between the open space and the street frontage further provided opportunities to animate the public realm from within the site”.

The three buildings are bound by a unifying materiality philosophy. While each boasts a distinct character and expression, they will utilise robust materials—red brick, concrete, and terracotta tiles—to establish a sense of solidity and fine-grain tactility, particularly on the ground and podium levels.

The west building’s form, the tallest of the trio, is accentuated vertically through large-scale glazing and metal cladding panels. The central building’s expression will feature a series of rectilinear solid forms with deeply recessed windows. Lastly, the eastern building, the widest, will incorporate the slab edges into its facade, emphasising its horizontality. Together, these buildings will form a dynamic and well-balanced precinct, showcasing a harmonious architectural design language.