Located on North Terrace ‘Old Parliament House’ is one of the most significant historic buildings in South Australia. For a number of years it had been unused and its condition was deteriorating with the passage of time.
A project was initiated to carry out essential conservation works and make the accommodation provided within the building accessible to and usable by the adjacent Parliament House to address identified shortage of meeting rooms and offices.
As a result of this project much of the original building fabric has been conserved and returned to pristine condition and where necessary new contemporary elements have been inserted to facilitate accessibility to and connectivity between the multiple levels within Old Parliament House and to Parliament House itself.
A new ‘entry’ from North Terrace has been created providing a second major entry point to the Parliament House complex which is compliant with disability access codes, provides convenient access for members and parliamentary staff and is a gateway for visiting school groups.
The refurbished building incorporates a high level of both electronic security and acoustic privacy to meeting rooms and offices.
The building works included replacement of all services incorporated within the existing building fabric in a manner which did not impact on the original heritage fabric and brought the spaces up to date in terms of communications and recording technology.
The redevelopment includes a landscaped courtyard space retaining the existing century old palms and in turn provides an outdoor gathering space for parliamentary functions.
- Architecture, Interior, Landscape
- Commercial, Fitout, Heritage, Urban Design
- North Terrace, Adelaide
- David Russell Photography
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UniSA M2 & The Plasso
/ Mawson Lakes, SA
Working in association with Melbourne based John Wardle Architects, the M2 project provides state of the art facilities for postgraduates and local and overseas researchers in the fields of Materials and Minerals sciences. Occupied in part by staff from The Wark and Mawson Institute, the project provides an approximate equal amount of laboratories (including a Class 10,000 Cell Therapy Suite), teaching spaces and administrative areas.
With a high level of audio visual and IT infrastructure included in the brief requirements, opportunities have been explored to greatly improve and enhance methodologies of teaching and learning, with all areas capable of visual interconnection. At the heart of the floor plan, a ‘Theatre in the Round’ provides an innovative and immersive teaching and learning experience, enabling researchers to effectively exchange ideas and impart them to student and others.
Acting as a new ‘iconic’ entry building to the campus, the building facades are expressive of the materials and minerals disciplines and will ensure a striking contribution to the built form of the Mawson Lakes Campus.
- Architecture, Landscape
- Mawson Lakes, SA
- Sam Noonan
- AILA South Australia Awards in Landscape Architecture Design Winner, 2013
- CCAA Public Domain Awards Commendation, 2013
- Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design, Winner, 2012
- AIA The Jack McConnell Award, Public Architecture, 2012
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Australia Post State Headquarters
/ Franklin Street, Adelaide
For over 150 years the management of postal services in South Australia has been centred around the General Post Office. How times have changed, and Adelaide’s GPO, in common with most of the GPO’s around Australia now serves another purpose.
Australia Post recently relocated to a purpose built fitout on Level 2 & 3 of Tower 8 (aiming for a 5 Greenstar and 4.5 NABERS rating). The fitout maintains a nationwide commitment to open plan with minimal offices. Workstations are pushed to the north and south facades, locating staff adjacent light and views and allowing maximum penetration of natural light. Meeting spaces, quiet rooms and utility areas are located centrally, divided in three sections to service each side of the floor, the central core housing a training facility and large singular break area.
Front of house meeting and reception is also located on Level 3. AV is integrated throughout the facility to provide network connectivity appropriate for a national corporation.
The overall feel is warm, open, flexible and efficient, contemporary without being trendy. We can’t say if Post will be in this location for the next 150 years but hope this fitout sees them prepared for the future.
- Commercial, Fitout
- Franklin Street, Adelaide