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2014 National Association of Building Designers Awards

BEST ALTERATION/ADDITION NON-RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

Birkenstock Australia HQ Designer: Melbourne Design Studios Pty Ltd Phone: (03) 9077 2240 Web: www.melbournedesignstudios.com.au Builder: Emac Constructions Location: Clifton Hill, VIC Photographer: Peter Clarke and Marc Bernstein-Hussmann Cool contemporary design with a warm feel and a holistic approach to sustainability was the main ingredient for the Birkenstock Australia HQ. The award-winning design succinctly translates the brand’s core values into joyful spatial experiences, intuitively illustrating Birkenstock’s commitment to quality, craftsmanship, sustainability, honesty and a healthy lifestyle. Active and passive ESD systems like solar PV, a double greenhouse shopfront, daylighting strategies, and improved thermal performance have made this old building eco-friendly. The design features natural materials such as sustainable timbers finished with linseed oil, E0 plywood, rubber, recycled floorboards, bench tops from recycled paper with bamboo fibre, and low VOC finishes.

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2014 NABD Awards Magazine  

The NABD Awards Annual has been developed to acknowledge the expertise, creativity and excellence of building designers nationwide.

2014 NABD Awards Magazine  

The NABD Awards Annual has been developed to acknowledge the expertise, creativity and excellence of building designers nationwide.