An award winning, medium density beachfront development comprising 17 apartments, Mona Vale.
The Rockpool apartments are one of Cornerstone's earlier housing developments, and architect Alex Popov's first medium density multi-residential project. An assertive series of seventeen apartments arranged in two rows separated by a public garden, like all of Popov's work Rockpool combines the ethos of International Modernism with a heightened sense of climate and place. Nestled into native scrubland, facing out to sea, it is quintessentially Australian.
"Rockpool demonstrates a strong symmetrical ordering, but it's not rigid. The shape of the vault is an expression of the environment, of the sea. The massing of volumes allows for a generous open plan, and the pedestrian thoroughfare and public courtyard set a benchmark as a community model."
Alex Popov, Architect, PopovBass
"The experience of working with Alex Popov was a formative moment of my career. The four years it took to create Rockpool, from conception to delivery, totally changed the way I think about architecture, urbanism and landscape."
- Michael Grant, Director, Cornerstone
Winner, Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), Medium & High Density Housing Award for Excellence, 2000
Winner, RAIA Award for Architecture, Single and Multiple Housing, 2001