The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide
Defence Housing Australia
Located in Bowden South Australia, The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide comprises eight three-bedroom townhouses and four coach mews apartments. From the outset, the project strived to create sustainable housing that would support human health and wellbeing. Throughout the material specification and procurement process, the project team ensured that all internal materials selected met the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star standards for low toxicity. At project completion, 100 percent of all adhesives, sealants, paints and carpets were compliant with Green Star volatile organic compound (VOC) emission limits and 100 percent of all timber products were compliant with Green Star formaldehyde emission limits.
As such, more than 20,000 red shale recycled bricks, carefully salvaged from heritage demolition sites around Adelaide, were used in The Prince’s Terrace façade adding character and diversity to the edgy industrial architecture of the precinct while also upcycling 100 percent of brick materials from other demolitions.
At project completion, 100 percent of all adhesives, sealants, paints and carpets were compliant with GBCA Green Star VOC emission limits. This outcome goes above and beyond even Green Star criteria, which mandates that 95 percent of all adhesives, sealants, paints and carpets should be compliant.