In early 2018, MJA was offered a unique opportunity to collaborate with Singapore based architects, WOHA, to deliver a groundbreaking and unique way of life for Applecross and Australia.
From the project’s inception, Forbes Residences was developed through WOHA’s five key ratings, ratings conceived by WOHA to address antiquated and ineffective planning metrics for new developments. They are as follows: Green Plot Ratio, Community Plot Ratio, Civic Generosity Index, Ecosystem Contribution Index, Self-Sufficiency Index. A project developed through these five ratings results in a much more holistic project that engages with its surrounding built and natural environment over numerous critical layers.
The building is separated into five vertical neighbourhoods of roughly three floors each. Each neighbourhood has its own vertical skygarden, allowing green amenity to all residents and opportunities for communities to flourish through neighbourly interaction.