Viridian Apartments at Kingston

The Viridian Apartment complex is one of the major developments in the Kingston Foreshore precinct of Canberra. Viridian is a mix of residential apartments and commercial premises -173 units in all. Located between Wentworth Ave and Printers Way, Viridian is 6.5 km from Civic Centre and 7 km from the airport. In addition to route buses, the Red Rapid 200 connects the Viridian to Gungahlin and the City every 15 minutes, and the Green Rapid Route 6 connects the Viridian with Woden and the City, every 15 minutes.

Viridian is in the very heart of Kingston and is a short walk to the Kingston foreshore, cafés, restaurants, boardwalk and boat harbour. It is also a short walk to the Kingston Shops including a local supermarket, chemist, Post Office and specialty shops. Right on the doorstep is delightful Norgrove Park that ensures a leafy green space to the north that will never be built out, as well as the Jerrabombera Wetlands.

Viridian was designed by Rodney Moss of architect firm Cox Humphries Moss. Rodney incorporated a number of glass panels that were created by Australian/Japanese artist Keiko Amenomori-Schmeisser, formerly a lecturer in textiles and print making at the School of Art at the Australian National University. The panels reflect aspects of the industrial history of the site and are representative of the Australian Government Printing Office (hence Printers Way) and the Railway precinct.

Rodney Moss’ design incorporates a landscaped courtyard with grassed areas, deciduous shade trees, mass plantings and two cooling fern gardens. Native plants complement exotics and birds including wrens and parrots now nest in the courtyard. There is even a community herb garden run by residents.

The Owners’ Corporation has solid financial reserves; its proactive and dedicated Executive Committee continues to ensure that expenditure is prioritised appropriately to ensure the Viridian is maintained to the highest standards.

A map of the Viridian complex detailing building numbers and street names is here: Viridian Map.