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NewActon Apartments Aim to Be the Greenest in Australia
Posted By Jorge Chapa On February 8, 2010 @ 3:48 pm In Architecture | 3 Comments
NewActon Nishi  is a new apartment complex in the middle of Canberra that is aiming to be Australia’s greenest residential development . But don’t go thinking that this will be a boring ‘green building’. NewActon Nishi will feature a sexy minimalist aesthetic in addition to some exciting eco-conscious features.
NewActon Nishi is currently being developed by the Molonglo Group  and was designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects  in association with Suppose Design Office , Oculus , and Arup . When it is completed it will be the third in a series of buildings that form part of the very green NewActon Precinct.
The project is a mixed-use development with 280 units and 20,000 square meters in office space, as well as galleries, shops, cafes and, wait for it, wait for it – a sake bar! The building will be a showcase of sustainability and is attempting to achieve an 8.6 NatHERS rating  out of 10 (trust me, this is hard), relying heavily on passive design . As part of their sustainability goals, they plan to involve artists, craftspeople and designers in creating the look and feel of an ‘über-cool’ village.
+ NewActon Nishi 
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 greenest residential development: http://www.realestate.com.au/doc/Resources/News/development-breaks-boundaries.htm
 Molonglo Group: http://www.molonglogroup.com.au/
 Fender Katsalidis Architects: http://fkaustralia.com/
 Suppose Design Office: http://www.suppose.jp/index_e.html
 Oculus: http://www.oculus.com.au/
 Arup: http://www.arup.com
 NatHERS rating: http://www.nathers.gov.au/
 passive design: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/15/passive-houses-in-germany/
 + NewActon Nishi: http://newactonnishi.com.au/about/#newacton-nishi
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