bohem to continue Adelaide's Rooftop Revolution

The rooftop revolution sweeping the Adelaide CBD is set to continue with new city apartment development bohem releasing its plans to transform 500 square metres of roof space into a trellised European style Sky Garden with stunning views over the city.

Plans for the bohem Sky Garden follow the activation of rooftop spaces across the CBD including the new 2KW Bar, Vue on King William and Rocket Rooftop Bar. The rooftop trend is also now spreading to the suburbs with work on a new rooftop bar underway on Unley Road.

The bohem Sky Garden design is a modern interpretation of the trellised gardens common in Greece and other parts of Europe with a green canopy of plantings providing natural shade and the entire edge of the garden adorned with lush plantings.

The garden, which will be located on the sixth floor of the development, will also feature a 250sqm outdoor kitchen with timber tables and seating, viewing ledges, 17 metre lap pool, 60sqm metre and gym. A combination of materials including brick, mosaic tiles, timber decking and metal features will be used to create unique terraces and spaces for a variety of uses within the garden.

It has been designed as a living garden by leading Adelaide architect Enzo Caroscio who also designed the famous Ivy Pool Deck in Sydney and the SAHMRI building. The garden’s design brings with it a number of environmental benefits including reducing the building’s energy use, air pollution and storm water run-off.

Bohem developer, Starfish Developments, Managing Director Damon Nagel said the activation of Adelaide rooftop spaces will enhance the attraction of living in the city.

“The rooftop garden and pool deck at our previous development, Vue on King William, proved to be a key selling point,” said Mr Nagel.

“Space in the city is limited so it makes sense to use rooftops within both private and public buildings to enhance the lifestyle and wellbeing of the people using the buildings.

“Higher density development in the CBD will lead to more creative uses of rooftop space and I support the recent calls by the Lord Mayor and the Property Council of SA for developers to activate rooftop spaces for a variety of uses.

“To encourage developers, I’d like to see the Open Space Levy used in more innovative ways so they’re incentivised to create public amenities like rooftop cinemas within private residential buildings.”

Bohem, which will overlook Whitmore Square, will transform an unsightly and largely derelict prime corner site into a $110 million residential apartment building with 220 one, two and three bedroom apartments.

A twenty-two metre vertical garden will also be planted to create a bold façade surrounding Bohem’s Wright Street entrance.

Bohem will go to the market on March 28th, 2015.

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