The building form and orientation of MITL's Iris Court Master Plan is a result of the wind and sun directions on site. The ‘Loops’ are placed such that the spaces outside form wind channels within the landscape break out spaces and leisure walkways.
The special feature of the loop building itself is the ‘internal street’ The concept for the internal street was evolved due to the special condition of trying to create a portion of the landscape with an urban street feel to it in this largely suburban Greenfield site. Other portions of the site are maintained as nature groves for the feeling of openness, but the internal street itself sought to recreate the crowded intimate cobble stone streets of our great inner cities of yesteryears. The street not only functions as the quickest points of connections within and between loops but also is the ‘service artery’ of the development. Fulfilling requirements for ventilation and service down take points, the internal street is a true example of a working landscape design.