Recently Phase 2 of Sentinel’s flagship project in Australia, Element 27 in Subiaco, opened and to celebrate the expansion of the community Sentinel has launched an arts program highlighting the area’s rich heritage and vibrant community.
The first installment of the art series, called “Porcelain: Changing Views”, was an artwork projection installation on Element 27’s façade and was on display the evenings of May third and fourth. Element 27 residents and the local community were able to enjoy the captivating projection art, created by local Perth artist Sohan Ariel Hayes. The projection occurred on permanent decorative screens on the building façade, which were created by Freemantle-based artist Anne Neil.
The projection artwork themes were selected to evoke the cultural contributions of the Australian Fine China factory, which operated on the site for 85 years, producing china and porcelain. The art speaks to the processes of moulding, firing and decorating porcelain objects, and the final three-part projection display represents form, fire and brush. It was accompanied by a soundscape of music written specifically for the event by the composers Thea Rossen and Jared Yapp, and performed live by Adlib Collective.
"It is important to us that we contribute meaningfully to the communities we are a part of, which is why we are so pleased to celebrate the opening of Phase 2 Element 27 with this performance," said Michael Streicker, President of Sentinel Real Estate Corporation. "As well as sharing the inspiration of the precinct’s history with the wider community, the art piece speaks to the heart of our Build to Rent concept – community building and a positive sense of place for our residents."
Beyond community events like the art performance, residents at both phases of Element 27 have access to a variety of amenities, such as luxurious pools with cabanas and sundecks, rooftop lounges with native landscaping and panoramic views, grilling stations, media/social rooms with coffee bars and a state-of-the-art fitness centre and movement studio. Apartment options include studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that feature premium appliance packages, spacious patios and balconies, floor to ceiling windows, and thoughtfully designed interior spaces, in the leafy and well-connected Subiaco area. Phase 1 of Element 27 was the first certified carbon neutral apartment building in Australia and Phase 2 has similar goals of sustainability.
"Build to Rent is quickly growing in popularity amongst Australians who are attracted to the strong sense of community, premium rental experience, sustainable design and abundant amenities the model can offer," said Mr. Streicker. "We have already had strong leasing activity for Phase 2 of Element 27, with more than a third of the units already leased in the short time since completion."
With the completion of Phase 2, Sentinel is moving forward to its final phase of the Element 27 Build to Rent development. Phase 3 will be a 16,061 square metre, five storey residential apartment building, comprised of 91 new apartments, with studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom options.
Over 550 square metres of communal open space will be created, including a large resident garden on the Ground Floor and 225 square metres of landscaped amenities on the rooftop, which will also feature a pool deck. The project’s design continues the development’s unique building approach to sustainability, with the building targeting an 8-Star NatHERS rating.
The event received coverage in Architecture and Design, Phase two of Perth carbon neutral BTR project opens.
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