Revitalising the foreshore with an innovative mixed use design
- Newcastle, Australia
Arena is spectacularly located to the west of one of Australia’s premier beaches, within easy walking distance of the Newcastle CBD. dwp’s competition winning design for the 15 storey Arena development provides for an integrated residential development with 235 residential apartments plus foyer, restaurant, bar and function spaces.
dwp’s design for Arena establishes a landscaped podium with a common entrance level for the three distinct apartment blocks. The planning allows for a variety of two bedroom, one bedroom and studio apartments rising above the podium and over the eight storey hotel. The design provides the final component to the revitalisation of the beachside former Royal Hospital site.