Smith & Co is a complex arrangement of retail, commercial and residential spaces on a large 6000m2 site in the heart of the busy inner-Melbourne shopping strip of Collingwood. The historic site is home to the original G.J. Coles department store, and in its’ new guise accommodates a contemporary Coles supermarket. Numerous other retail spaces are also located at street level. Above these retail tenancies a series of landscaped courtyards each with their own identity (European Garden, Indigenous Garden and Edible Garden) are surrounded by varied scaled buildings housing over 230 residential apartments. The Heritage Streetscape of Smith Street required a solution that integrated a new façade with fine grain of the existing retail strip. This was developed as a series scaled elements along the street, each with its own scale, form, and materiality, complimenting the heritage street.
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