HOW A DARK, CENTURY-OLD WOOL STORE IN SYDNEY’S HISTORIC WHARF DISTRICT HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A SLEEK AND PLAYFUL WORKSPACE FOR ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S FASTEST GROWING GEN Y VIRTUAL DATA COMPANIES. Take a fast growing financial data company, 50+ young staff working long hours under intense pressure, a global client base, kilometres of cabling and technological infrastructure, and an old building, and you have one very challenging commercial fit-out project.Collaborating closely with the clients branding and interiors agency End of Work, Those Architects have turned this brief on its head creating a sleek, tactile and light-filled 850 square meter space in the landmark heritage-listed Metcalfe Bond Store, on Sydney’s lower George Street, built between 1912 and 1916. The sophisticated design of the new workspace is underpinned by highly evolved technology systems and overcomes the many challenges of designing for a heritage protected building.
Contributed by: THOSE Architects
Complete Article and Images are available in Building Giants Aug-Oct 2014 Issue