Client : AP & AP
Building Type : Commercial
Floor Area : 4100m2
Design : 8 months approx
Construction : 16 months approx
While at Archaus, Greg was Project Architect for the 2 Connolly Street base-build works. The building was conceived as a series of interlocking forms floating over a visually lightweight base, arranged around a north-west facing exterior play area for the eventual childcare tenancy. Materials selected include clear sealed stack-bonded blockwork, shopfront and back painted curtain wall glazing, painted cement board, and vertical profiled metal cladding.
Due to the site being in a low-lying area prone to flooding, the building was raised by almost 1m, resulting in the necessity to set the main entrance off Connolly street away from the street edge, accessible by a wide exposed aggregate concrete ramp. Entry into the building is via a double height void bisected by a flying walkway leading to one of the upper floor tenancies.
The placement and height of the colourful fins on the main street-facing exterior alluding to the heartbeat’s sinus rhythm was conceived by Chris Howard, and is a subtle representation of the predominantly healthcare-style tenancies within the building.
* This project was undertaken while employed at Archaus