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JOURNAL/ISSUE 06 02 SMART DECO Metters Street Erskineville, Sydney
40 SOARING AND SLENDER Collins House Melbourne
06 BRINGING BACK THE GLAMOUR InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, Sydney
42 PAVILIONS IN THE PARK 300 Albert Street East Melbourne
12 CAPITOL GRAND Capitol Grand South Yarra, Melbourne
44 LAND LEARNING Tubb’s View and Hamilton Corner Lindfield, Sydney
16 REVISITING ROMANESQUE St Michael’s Chapel The University of Sydney
48 BRIGHT LIGHT Cabrini Medical Centres 2+3 Malvern, Melbourne
18 SENSE OF THEATRE The Fat Duck Southbank, Melbourne
50 TIME IS MONEY Australian Stock Exchange Liquidity Centre Artarmon, Sydney
20 VIEW FORMING Australia Towers Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush
51 RAISING THE BAR Jackson McDonald Perth
24 RICH AND RAW Pier One Hotel Sydney
52 STACKING UP 130 Elizabeth Street Sydney
28 BREAKING THE MOULD Corrs Chamber Westgarth Brisbane
54 OPÉRA 450 St Kilda Road Melbourne
30 BUILDING BLOCKS Ainsworth Building School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering University of New South Wales
56 HERITAGE MEETS HARBOUR Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour, Sydney
34 1930S CHARM Mayfair Hotel Adelaide
57 THE NEW SOCIAL Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences The University of Sydney 58 URBAN ENERGY Collins Square Docklands, Melbourne
METTERS STREET ERSKINEVILLE
SMART DECO Sinuous lines and curves combine with an industrial aesthetic
METTERS STREET ERSKINEVILLE, SYDNEY Metters Street is a residential development of terrace houses and apartments. Our concept draws on both the metalworking heritage of the former Metters factory and the local industrial character of Erskineville. Generous communal and private open spaces are integrated with landscaping and the overall aesthetic is one of clean lines, sensuous curves and timeless luxury. Curved brick façades and textured metal cladding recall the 1930s art deco styling of the appliances that were once manufactured on site. The apartment interiors are richly textured with an emphasis on timber and natural materials. Open living spaces and generous bedrooms with walk-in robes bring a penthouse-like quality to each apartment. The architecture is finely crafted with detail that recalls the virtues of another time. Internally, the project reveals a stunning haven for modern life. PICTURED
Metters Street, entrance Metters Street, display suite living room Opposite page: Metters Street, entry façade Metters Street, exterior terrace houses Metters Street, display suite kitchen Metters Street, display suite bathroom Previous page: Metters Street, north-east exterior
— “Our design draws on the local architectural character and industrial heritage of the site.” — GUY LAKE Director, Bates Smart
INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY DOUBLE BAY
BRINGING BACK THE GLAMOUR Knowing what to keep in design terms is the essence of this project ISSUE 06/12
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INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY DOUBLE BAY, SYDNEY The InterContinental Sydney Double Bay cleverly transforms the once celebrated, but faded, Ritz Carlton into the most luxurious hotel beyond Sydney’s central business district. A sense of understated luxury is evident with the design accentuating the best of the original building while adding contemporary finishes. The symmetry and strong geometry of the existing Regency-style architecture informed the design approach, from the details of the carpet patterns and panelling to the richness of the material palette. Custom designed lighting, screens, and brass details in the ‘Stillery’ gin bar nod towards the harbour side context while avoiding pastiche. In the same grand space, the ‘Stockroom’ restaurant mixes the functional requirements of all-day dining without compromising the impression of relaxed elegance. The refurbishment also includes the grand ballroom, assorted function rooms and 144 guestrooms including a Royal Suite. However, the most dramatic overhaul was reserved for the rooftop where a sophisticated pool and bar has been created for hotel guests. With panoramic views of the harbour, it is here that the design team reaches its triumphant peak with European overtones described as pure ‘Greek island opulence’.
— “The pool is pure Greek island opulence.” — GILLIAN SERISIER Inside Magazine
InterContinental, Rooftop Pool and Lounge InterContinental, Rooftop Pool and Lounge Opposite page: InterContinental, Royal Suite living room InterContinental, Royal Suite study InterContinental, Royal Suite living room InterContinental, Royal Suite entry InterContinental, guestroom
CORNER OF CHAPEL STREET AND TOORAK ROAD SOUTH YARRA
CAPITOL GRAND The most elegant and finely furnished apartments in Melbourne
— “Together with the team at Bates Smart, we have sought to bring to life a vision for Melbourne that would match the iconic location of Chapel Street and Toorak Road, South Yarra.” — LARRY KESTELMAN CEO, LK Property Group PICTURED
Capitol Grand, façade Capitol Grand, retail arcade Capitol Grand, view from Chapel Street Opposite page: Capitol Grand, exterior
CAPITOL GRAND SOUTH YARRA, MELBOURNE The Capitol Grand residential and retail development will be the embodiment of South Yarra’s vibrant dining, shopping and cultural precinct achieving 6 star design excellence. The 179.8m residential tower brings together three elliptical forms, creating a play of light and shadow across its surface. A high end shopping experience will extend over three levels, with entrances from Chapel Street, Toorak Road and Almeida Crescent. The development comprises apartments from one bedroom through to full floor penthouses with a clear design intent to create the most elegant and finely furnished apartments in Melbourne. The Toorak Road tower will cater to a wide demographic with a garden, pool and gymnasium; while the premium apartments at the top of the LK Tower provide customised amenities for residents. The site obtained planning approval in June 2015 and work commences in the first quarter of 2016. LK Property Group’s marketing campaign has been extraordinary, achieving more than 5,000 expressions of interest from potential purchasers.
Capitol Grand, penthouse living room Capitol Grand, penthouse bathroom Capitol Grand, penthouse bedroom Opposite page: Capitol Grand, bedroom Capitol Grand, pool Capitol Grand, penthouse dining/kitchen
ST MICHAEL’S CHAPEL THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
REVISITING ROMANESQUE Modern materials and construction techniques are balanced with traditional principles
ST MICHAEL’S CHAPEL THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY A chapel for the St Michael’s Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney in the grounds of the University of Sydney was an exercise in restraint which balances the use of modern materials and construction techniques with a design brief to deliver a space for Catholic worship. The design draws on Romanesque architecture which is defined by its symmetry, simplicity, massive qualities and round arches to give the chapel a sense of mass, rhythm and substance. Columns and arches provide an enhanced sense of height and a rhythm that reinforces the processional aspects of traditional Catholic worship. Laser cut ply ceiling ribs are hung between the columns to express a vaulted ceiling. Materials in the chapel have been kept in their natural state, natural light is indirect and the mechanical and lighting system is discrete. The Chapel is part of a three storey chaplaincy facility which has been incorporated into our latest student accommodation project for long term client, Urbanest. PICTURED
St Michaels Chapel, altar Opposite page: St Michaels Chapel, chapel details
THE FAT DUCK SOUTHBANK
SENSE OF THEATRE The Fat Duckâ€™s temporary migration to Melbourne
The Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal Opposite page: The Fat Duck, ceiling detail The Fat Duck, menu cover The Fat Duck, restaurant The Fat Duck, restaurant ISSUE 06/23
THE FAT DUCK SOUTHBANK, MELBOURNE The Fat Duck at Crown Melbourne reflected Heston Blumenthal’s sense of theatre; inviting patrons to immerse themselves in a rare and extravagant dining treat. Guests entered via a ramp that created an illusion of themselves becoming larger, and the corridor increasingly smaller. At the top of the ramp a sliding panel automatically opened to reveal the restaurant. Greeted at the host desk, guests were shown to their dining table in readiness for the show to begin. The interior, elegant and restrained, gave centre stage to the food. The design concept was based upon chiaroscuro, dramatically contrasting light and dark. Deep, sumptuous upholsteries, dark lacquered panelling and rich carpets provided a backdrop to the tables with spot-lit white cloths. On the walls, an 8x2m ‘interactive jigsaw’ expanded across the season, and an oversized fob watch counted down the weeks, hours and minutes to the final service of this temporary restaurant. ISSUE 06/24
AUSTRALIA TOWERS SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK
VIEW FORMING Elliptical forms maximise views and access to sunlight
ISSUE ISSUE06/26 06/026
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AUSTRALIA TOWERS SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK, HOMEBUSH Sydney Olympic Park is characterised by a tension between traditional urban form typologies and monumental sporting structures. The towers’ striking elliptical forms recall the iconic shapes of the nearby stadia while complementing an existing rectangular high-rise building. The floor plans’ elliptical geometry maximises views and access to sunlight for residents. The towers are strategically oriented to provide privacy between apartments by avoiding overlooking, and to minimise overshadowing. The elliptical geometry is offset to form slots that provide natural light and ventilation to the common areas. This increases the number of units with dual orientation, maximising opportunities for natural cross ventilation. Two organically shaped podium structures define the streetscape, comprising commercial office and retail tenancies. The podium creates a pedestrian scale, while allowing the towers to come to the ground and be honestly expressed. An internal street links the two towers and the retail podiums. To achieve an inviting and sophisticated residential character we have used a restrained palette of warm natural materials including timber and three shades of bronze anodised aluminium. Deep horizontal sun-shading bands circle each tower, varying in depth to provide solar protection related to orientation. ISSUE 06/28
PIER ONE HOTEL SYDNEY
RICH AND RAW The elemental aesthetic of this converted harbourside warehouse contrasts with a rich material palette ISSUE 06/29
— “The heritage wharf has been raised to a high level of unique beauty with contemporary style and functionality, welcoming and embracing all visitors.” — BOB AND RUTH MAGID Client and Owner, Pier One Hotel
PIER ONE HOTEL SYDNEY Pier One, a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, is located at one of Walsh Bay’s heritage-listed finger wharves on the Sydney Harbour foreshore, part of the historic Rocks precinct. Bates Smart was engaged to revitalise and unify the public spaces to create a new identity for the lobby, waterside bar, restaurant and private dining areas. The design team respected the raw architectural structure and materiality of the wharf while adding a rich overlay of luxury materials to unite the previously disparate spaces. Generous ceiling heights create a sense of grandeur in the lobby while reclaimed timber wall cladding echoes the language of the pier materials. The gold-veined marble floor provides glamour. Relocating the bar to the front and centre of the hotel has made it the focus of the public areas and takes advantage of the intimate harbour views the site commands. The bespoke bar and light-fittings draw together raw and luxurious materials to create a unique aesthetic. The atmosphere is of casual elegance, balancing the functional requirements of an all-day dining space with the warmth of a club that works from breakfast until late into the night.
Pier One Hotel, The Gantry Bar Pier One Hotel, The Gantry Restaurant Opposite page: Pier One Hotel, lobby
Pier One Hotel, The Gantry Restaurant and Bar Opposite page: Pier One Hotel, The Gantry Restaurant and Bar
— “We worked hard to make the spaces work all day and all night.” — BRENTON SMITH Studio Director, Bates Smart
CORRS CHAMBER WESTGARTH BRISBANE
BREAKING THE MOULD Transparent design reveals the once-hidden engine room of the legal practice
CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH BRISBANE The new, open and flexible layout of Corrs Chambers Westgarth breaks with law firm design traditions in Brisbane to foster a culture of transparency, collaboration, and mobility for staff. Replacement of the traditional cellular office model required careful change management and strategic planning. Tailored technology and a high ratio of quiet rooms, located adjacent to the workspace, enable easy movement between work points allowing staff to select the work environment best suited to their needs. The client facing areas and cafĂŠ combine the best of luxury hospitality design with seamless corporate efficiency. Both staff and clients enjoy this space to interact and connect. The project captures the personality of the Brisbane team and provides a sense of regional identity for the world-class Australian firm. It builds on the work done in Sydney, which was recently completed in Melbourne and will soon be followed by Perth.
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AINSWORTH BUILDING SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
BUILDING BLOCKS A new building unites a school and marks the beginning of a new era
Ainsworth Building, laneway connecting old and new buildings Ainsworth Building, curtain wall faรงade Opposite page: Ainsworth Building, exterior
AINSWORTH BUILDING SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES The completion of the Ainsworth Building marks a new era for the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. The school had occupied adjacent but disconnected 1960’s buildings that were a legacy of the campus but separated students and staff. Teaching and research areas lacked functionality. Our aim was to respect these legacy buildings so we have re-worked the chevron and circular geometries of the original building into a contemporary addition. The main building fronting the campus mall is refurbished, with a new façade, and re-planned with academic and postgraduate research students located in research clusters to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing. The new wing connects to the old with a glazed stair providing vertical connectivity between levels. The long span structure of the new wing creates flexible teaching spaces, and has allowed a 350-seat lecture theatre below that opens out onto John Lions Garden. Spaces are provided to students for continuous learning, promoting an engaging campus. At ground level the new building activates the laneway and links it to the John Lions Garden. Undergraduate student spaces in the refurbished laboratory building open onto a newly covered outdoor lane creating a student activity space.
Ainsworth Building, lecture theatre Ainsworth Building, breakout space Ainsworth Building, graphics Ainsworth Building, laboratory Ainsworth Building, atrium
— “The new addition celebrates the legacy of Engineering at UNSW while being firmly of the twenty first century.” — PHILIP VIVIAN Director, Bates Smart
MAYFAIR HOTEL ADELAIDE
1930S CHARM A grand refurbishment in the heart of Adelaide
MAYFAIR HOTEL ADELAIDE The glamour of travel is celebrated in a grand historic building at the Mayfair Hotel in Adelaide. Paying heed to the heritage listing of the 1930s Colonial Mutual Life Building in the heart of the city, our interior design concept infuses 1930s charm and restores architectural order while creating a contemporary 170-room hotel. In collaboration with base building architects, JPE Design Studio, the refurbishment retains many heritage elements of the original building and its structure. Natural light to the public areas was maximised by creating a handsome ribbon staircase of black steel that spirals through an atrium void and down to the lower ground level to the hotel’s signature restaurant, Mayflower. Chevron patterning from the external façade is referenced in the interior joinery detailing, with metalwork from the original windows echoed in the steel balustrades and glazed partitions of the new triple-level atrium. The sophisticated neutral palette of natural materials is offset by the colour, texture and pattern of the upholstered furniture, textiles, soft furnishings, joinery detailing and lighting. Decorative, tactile and quirky hardware made from brass, bronze, timber and steel adorn all things touched by guests such as doors, cupboards, guest room robes, mini bar joinery and handrails. The luxurious executive Hennessy Lounge enclosed within the top floor’s exposed timber roof structure has the ambience of an exclusive club. The parapet façade of this top floor conceals a rooftop and intimate champagne terrace overlooking the city and Adelaide Hills beyond. Rich golden tones are layered throughout and contrast with the cool shades of handmade glazed and cement patterned tiles and the white marble of the central bar. This project will set a benchmark for boutique accommodation in the city of Adelaide.
The Mayfair Hotel, bespoke door handle The Mayfair Hotel, Mayflower bar The Mayfair Hotel, Mayflower restaurant The Mayfair Hotel, Mayflower restaurant The Mayfair Hotel, Mayflower bar The Mayfair Hotel, meeting room Previous page: The Mayfair Hotel, exterior The Mayfair Hotel, exterior The Mayfair Hotel, ribbon stairs and lobby
ISSUE ISSUE06/42 06/042
— “We worked extensively with local materials, artists and craftsmen to recapture the glamour of travel.” — JEFFERY COPOLOV Director, Bates Smart ISSUE 06/43
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COLLINS HOUSE MELBOURNE
SOARING AND SLENDER One of the world’s most slender towers to be built in Melbourne’s CBD
COLLINS HOUSE MELBOURNE In a feat of architectural and engineering innovation, Collins House at 466 Collins Street will soar 186 metres yet measure just 12.5 metres wide. The 58-level building will feature 263 refined luxury apartments in a New York style development. Multiple sub-penthouse floors and a heroic and double height penthouse crown the building’s upper levels, presenting incomparable views of the city and beyond to Port Philip Bay. The design for Collins House celebrates Melbourne’s history with the retention and restoration of the Makers Mark building at the lower levels. Built in 1908, it will be revitalised with a full exterior restoration and the reinstatement of the original classical interior, giving the foyer the character of a luxury club. Collins Terrace on Level 3, a private indoor and outdoor space, will be a venue to meet friends and fellow residents, with a unique perspective to Collins Street below. The St James Club on Level 27 will provide residents with exclusive access to a beautifully crafted private dining and lounge area, a state of the art gymnasium, and an outdoor deck and bar. The residences of Collins House provide tailormade living with luxurious fixtures and fittings of timber, stone and brass, within a distinctive building of premium and timeless quality. Developed by Golden Age with the Asian Pacific Group, 466 Collins Street is due for completion in 2018.
Collins House, terrace Collins House, lobby Collins House, penthouse Opposite page: Collins House, exterior Collins House, heritage façade
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300 ALBERT STREET EAST MELBOURNE The Mirvac development of 300 Albert Street, East Melbourne reads as an assembly of residences — like pavilions in the park — with the Fitzroy Gardens acting as a grand extension. The Dallas Brooks Hall and Freemasons Grand Masonic Lodge have been located on the site for many years. Retaining its prominence, the Freemasons Masonic Lodge will continue to be situated on four levels on the corner of Victoria Parade and Eades Street. Bates Smart’s strategy is to breakdown the site into individual components that provide scale and ordered horizontal pattern. Double-height volumes define the three residential lobbies facing Albert Street, Eades Street and Victoria Parade. Each leads to residences that evoke the experience of an exceptional hotel. A refreshed palette of materials with a timeless, yet contemporary, highly crafted architectural approach, will complement East Melbourne’s classical heritage precinct. Low-level residences connect directly with the gardens with filtered views to the sky through the tree canopy. Wider horizontal planes define these residences and provide privacy from the street below. Elevated penthouses are customised for discerning residents, with an abundance of glass, offering spectacular 360-degree panoramas over the gardens and CBD.
300 ALBERT STREET EAST MELBOURNE
PAVILIONS IN THE PARK The design honours the site’s celebrated history and garden interaction
ISSUE ISSUE06/48 06/048
TUBB’S VIEW AND HAMILTON CORNER LINDFIELD
LAND LEARNING A remarkable bushland setting inspires a sensitive response
TUBB’S VIEW LINDFIELD, SYDNEY With a north easterly aspect and spectacular vistas to the bushland below, Tubb’s View is designed to respond to the complex topography of the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW) Sir John Sulman Medal award-winning UTS campus in Lindfield, Sydney. Tubb’s View comprises two residential buildings, that are stepped in plan to follow the alignment of the stone walls and cuttings, and stepped in section to follow the existing contours of the land. The multi-core approach responds to the site’s topography while reducing internal circulation and increasing amenity and natural light. All of the apartments enjoy two hours or more of solar access in mid-winter. The bushland context was a major inspiration for retaining a significant amount of vegetation and for the use of natural and off form materials. The four-storey buildings sit on a sandstone base, salvaged from an existing wall. In contrast, the roof is a lightweight floating form. To the west of each core, single-residence, two-storey timber-clad ‘treehouses’ are suspended over the pedestrian path and sandstone cutting forming a unique connection to the site.
Tubb’s View, apartments Tubb’s View, treehouses Tubb’s View, balustrades and privacy screens Tubb’s View, stepped forms over sandstone wall
— “The buildings have a unique relationship to the bushland, creating harmony with the landscape.” — GUY LAKE Director, Bates Smart
HAMILTON CORNER LINDFIELD, SYDNEY Hamilton Corner forms part of Defence Housing Australia’s Crimson Hill residential community. Along with nearby Tubb’s View, it is named in honour of Victoria Cross recipients. The design responds sympathetically to the raw and robust architecture of the adjacent UTS Campus and is inspired by the remarkable bushland surroundings. Natural ‘off form’ and unpainted materials such as face brick, fibre cement, timber and concrete were specified to create a low maintenance building in harmony with the surroundings. Organised around a communal courtyard, the two-storey building integrates seven terraces and 16 apartments. The individuality of the terraces is expressed in the recessed entries, projecting bedrooms and raked roof forms. Living spaces oriented to capture both morning and afternoon sunshine. The dual aspect apartments are accessed via two double height entry lobbies which also act as a separation device from the terraces. Both Tubb’s View and Hamilton Corner have excellent daylight, cross ventilation and sun shading and promote the use of recycled non-toxic and locally sourced materials. The buildings have minimal impact on the existing flora and fauna and the development is one of the first in NSW to achieve the highest ‘6 leaves’ rating in the formal EnviroDevelopment accreditation.
Hamilton Corner, façade Hamilton Corner, dual terraces and entry foyer Hamilton Corner, wide eaves Hamilton Corner, solar shading and privacy screens
CABRINI MEDICAL CENTRES 2+3 MALVERN
BRIGHT LIGHT A new state-of-the-art rooftop medical centre has reinvigorated the Cabrini Hospital
CABRINI MEDICAL CENTRES 2+3 MALVERN, MELBOURNE The extension showcases industry-leading suites for specialist gynaecology, obstetrics and oncology consultancies and houses new cardiac catheter laboratories, a recovery suite, an executive boardroom, a 150-seat auditorium, and meeting rooms. The new shared consultancy facilities aggregate medical suites from the surrounding precincts under one roof into a centralised reception control model supplemented by high quality amenities and beautifully crafted large scale waiting rooms.
A series of highly crafted glass boxes interspersed with gardens and light wells sit above the existing brick podium buildings. Our response to the brief is highly contextual respecting the remarkably decorative and mannered façades of the Malvern residential precinct. The light-filled interior spaces provide the highest quality environments for patients. Main waiting room spaces have been transformed by large scale, heroic, soft form roof lighting that dynamically modifies the quality of light throughout the day.
Rich timber veneer-clad walls conceal administration areas and high-level curved glass detailing create a feeling of openness across the perimeter consultancy spaces. Sandblasted and tinted glass sunshades provide environmental protection and privacy for the interior spaces while echoing the dark grey slate roofs of the surrounding context. The result has been transformative with this leading health organisation setting a new standard of excellence in health environments.
Cabrini MC 2+3, exterior Opposite page: Cabrini MC 2, waiting space Cabrini MC 2, reception Cabrini MC 2, waiting space Cabrini MC 3, patient holding bay Cabrini MC 3, patient recovery
TIME IS MONEY The ultimate high performance finance IT workplace
AUSTRALIAN STOCK EXCHANGE LIQUIDITY CENTRE ARTARMON, SYDNEY The Australian Stock Exchange Liquidity Centre is the home of almost 70% of activity in the multi-trillion dollar Australian equity and futures markets. Bates Smart designed an enticing workspace that operates in a 24-hour intense environment to attract and retain expert digital staff in a non-CBD location.
A 16-metre long data wall within the tech space acts as a command centre, enabling staff to interact as a team with the monitoring data. Staff now work more quickly and effectively than ever before with the entire spread of data and information at their fingertips. Facilitating agile workflows was a key objective for the workplace.
Working closely with the ASX and guided by its objectives, we created an environment that divides into two distinct spatial types — a high performance workspace and a calming restorative breakout space.
The verandah-style breakout offers a complete escape from the intensity of the tech space. High quality finishes similar to a five-star café ensure that staff feel connected to city living, café culture and natural light.
RAISING THE BAR One of WA’s leading law firms moves into new and transformative premises
JACKSON MCDONALD PERTH The move by Jackson McDonald, Western Australia’s largest independent law firm into one of Perth’s most distinctive buildings in St Georges Terrace embraces its innovative future. Our workplace team collaborated with Jackson McDonald to understand the needs of a modern law firm while recognising its significant history within the state.
The vision maximises a flexible and collaborative work environment within a hybrid model of both offices and open plan spaces. With generous views of the Swan River and Kings Park, our design team drew upon the river and textures of the local landscape in their careful selection of materials to achieve a stylish, premium quality environment.
130 ELIZABETH STREET SYDNEY
STACKING UP A dynamic contemporary tower that responds to the scale and form of the Hyde Park context
130 ELIZABETH STREET SYDNEY Won through a City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition, our vision for 130 Elizabeth Street is of a residential tower that contributes to the civic nature of Hyde Park’s urban room while creating a dynamic corner expression. Appearing as a ‘stack’ of humanely scaled volumes rather than a singular tower, our design resolves the multiple scales of its urban condition. These volumes recall the historic context of Hyde Park; while resolving the stepped and angled complexity of the approved envelope. The podium façade compliments the scale and materiality of the Mark Foy’s building opposite on Elizabeth Street with a rich, textured and polished masonry base. The tower façades respond to the scale of Hyde Park and the city, incorporating passive solar shading and ventilation while minimising loss of views. The tower plan maximises apartments with north sun and prime views across Hyde Park. Living spaces are promoted to the façade to maximise the views to the harbour, and down to Hyde Park. The interiors palette is refined and rich in texture and variation, sitting in harmony with the façade and its stunning park side setting.
130 Elizabeth Street, foyer 130 Elizabeth Street, living room 130 Elizabeth Street, bathroom Opposite page: 130 Elizabeth Street, view from Hyde Park
450 ST KILDA ROAD MELBOURNE
OPÉRA Glamorous newcomer captures the luxury and vitality of St Kilda Road’s prestigious past
450 ST KILDA ROAD MELBOURNE The historic grand mansions that lined St Kilda Road in the late 1800s are reimagined in a compelling and elegant sculptural form at ‘Opéra’. The latest residential development by Golden Age Group truly relives the prestige of the period. The heroic element is the main façade that twists upwards, stretched like the fabric of a glamorous gown in a provocative and unique gesture showcasing the grand vistas towards Faulkner Park and the city. Double curved glass panels wrap around the complex form, the art cold bending techniques cut at each level to reveal wrap around balconies. With proximity to Albert Park Lake, Royal Botanical Gardens, Toorak Road and Chapel Street shopping strips, the Arts precinct, South Yarra Station, the CBD and transport routes, Opéra promotes St Kilda Road as one of Australia’s premium residential addresses. A hospitality twist has been brought to the building’s generously sized 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with residents having access to lounge areas, a health club and pool, private wine rooms and a signature restaurant.
450 St Kilda Road, display suite living room 450 St Kilda Road, display suite kitchen 450 St Kilda Road, display suite dining / living room 450 St Kilda Road, display suite living room joinery 450 St Kilda Road, pool Opposite page: 450 St Kilda Road, exterior
HERITAGE MEETS HARBOUR Historic precinct complemented with contemporary refurbishment
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON DARLING HARBOUR, SYDNEY The renovation and expansion of Four Points by Sheraton, will deepen and strengthen the connection between the heritage sandstone buildings and day-to-day activity on Darling Harbour. Bates Smart worked with client M&L Hospitality to undertake the internal master plan and interior design encompassing the lobby and its bar, and meeting and conference facilities. Conceived as an expansive interior courtyard terrace, the interiors will be hospitable spaces for business and leisure that optimise the considerable assets of the site, while overcomingÂ structural limitations imposed by theÂ existing architecture. In the lobby, double height sandstone blade walls set within architectural voids will create a strong visual connection between the traditional hotel spaces on the ground floor and the convention facilities on the floor above. At 4,810 square metres, the meeting and conferencing facilities are to be one of the largest in Australia. These spaces, with two new ballrooms and individual conference rooms, will receive abundant natural light and feature expansive and tantalising harbour views.
Four Points by Sheraton, lobby bar Four Points by Sheraton, lobby
THE NEW SOCIAL The oldest faculty in the oldest university in Australia embraces the future
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY Our vision is to create a building that simultaneously embraces the past and the future. Based on the University’s courtyard typology the building will integrate into the historic campus. The courtyard is reinterpreted as an active ‘social heart’ for the faculty, a communal space that encourages social interaction and serendipitous encounters. The faculty will become an inviting destination along the spine of Science Road. The design concept embraces the historic RD Watt building, without compromising its heritage setting and views while opening up and engaging with the wider campus in an inviting gesture. The floor plate is highly adaptable to a variety of working styles providing flexibility for future layouts. The new faculty will be a contemporary and world-class educational building that will transform amalgamated schools into a collaborative whole and to bring together staff and students from undergraduate level through to higher degree research.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, courtyard Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, exterior
COLLINS SQUARE DOCKLANDS
URBAN ENERGY A new business precinct driven by a sustainable approach
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COLLINS SQUARE DOCKLANDS, MELBOURNE Collins Square is a dynamic new business neighbourhood that brings a much-needed sense of urbanity to Melbourne’s Docklands. As Australia’s largest commercial mixed-use precinct with contemporary workspaces and engaging retail facilities, the scale of this project is significant. Our master plan interconnects five commercial towers, a 10,000-sqm retail podium and the refurbishment of a heritage building. Individually designed towers are strategically assembled in a dynamic sequence to incorporate common threads in design. Our architects delivered the first two commercial towers and designed the retail component around a network of semi-enclosed laneway spaces.
The first building we delivered in the precinct was 3 Collins Square, home to the Australian Taxation Office. The 16-storey tower is defined by a series of stacked volumes that allude to shipping containers, a loose reference to the precinct’s former utilitarian life as a hub for the arrival, departure and storage of goods. 1 Collins Square is the second tower by Bates Smart and houses two lead tenants, CBA and Marsh Mercer. The light filled triple height lobby allows access to premium office accommodation across 19 storeys. The side core floorplate provides tenants with flexibility while a central atrium provides a connection between the floors and improves access to natural light.
Collins Square, retail precinct
— “The new retail and civic spaces provide a much needed sense of urbanity to the Docklands.” — GUY LAKE Director, Bates Smart
CREDITS EDITORS + DESIGNERS
Jeffery Copolov Marian Edmunds Jane Foley Tim Leurs Lauren Mifsud Amanda Rogers
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Peter Bennetts Peter Barnes Brett Boardman Adam Bruzzone Peter Clarke Sean Fennessy Christopher Frederick Jones Regina Karon Shannon McGarth Trevor Mein Ian Potter Anson Smart Jeremy Weihrauch Grenade Mr P Studios
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