Bates Smart | 墨爾本柯林斯街161號
The T&G Building, at the corner of Russell and Collins streets, has a rich architectural history, even once declared Melbourne’s most beautiful building by The Herald two years post-construction. Built in 1928, the building was held up as a prestigious example of neo-renaissance architecture. In 1991, the entire 43,000 sqm structure was demolished with the exception of the heritage facades, tower and foyer, with the notable additions of a postmodern wing and light-filled central atrium.
國際地產集團Pembroke Real Estate聘請了Bates Smart擔任大樓業主，Bates Smart與建筑公司合作對該90年代的中庭進行了全面重新設計。Bates Smart的構思是，“對T&G大樓進行大規模翻新，并利用現有的建筑作品，創造出一種整體的體驗，符合大樓的歷史和位置，”副主任Grant Filipoff說?！拔覀冎謱⒔ㄖ闹型囊粋€寒冷的通道改造成一個溫暖的、吸引人的新心臟，它本身也將成為一個目的地?！?/strong>
Building owners, international property group Pembroke Real Estate engaged Bates Smart, who worked with Built on the latest upgrade – a total redesign of the 90’s atrium. Bates Smart conceived, “an extensive refurbishment of the T&G Building using the existing built work to create a holistic experience that was befitting of the building’s proud history and location,” says Associate Director Grant Filipoff. “We set out to transform the atrium of the building from a cold thoroughfare to a warm, inviting new heart that is set to become a destination in itself.”
The heart of the building, the new atrium is a richly layered and functional space. A green-tint glass curtain wall was removed to form an open, welcoming lounge and terrace with a variety of adaptable seating options for both business and leisure, including leather banquets, a four-seat sofa and dining-style timber table.
Set at the base of a 10-storey tall internal void, Bates Smart chose robust, raw materials via Brickworks to provide solid ground and anchor the atrium, while maintaining an overall light, open feel for the building.
阿拉巴斯特的Austral Masonry Architec Honed區塊與Limestone的GB Veneer Split Face區塊形成鮮明對比，在中庭和相鄰的電梯大廳之間形成了一個樸實的特色墻?！拔覀兒虰rickworks花了很多時間來決定不僅要使用的砌塊類型，還要決定成功構建所需的細節，”Bates Smart associates的Darren Paul說，“與不同的顧問和承包商合作，成功地解決了建筑中具有挑戰性但非常有益的部分?！?/strong>
A contrasting combination of Austral Masonry Architec Honed blocks in Alabaster, and GB Veneer Split Face blocks in Limestone form an earthy feature wall between the atrium and adjacent lift lobby. “We spent a great deal of time with Brickworks to decide on not just the type of blocks to be used, but also the details required for a successful build,” says Bates Smart Associate, Darren Paul. “Working with various consultants and contractors provided a successful resolution to what was a challenging, but very rewarding part of the building.”
The split-face blocks are laid vertically, with gaps placed in an irregular barcode configuration, giving the wall a permeable nature. Steel beams projected through the feature wall suspend metal and timber planters, fitted with under lights that cast a golden glow that accentuates the tactility of the block materials. Honed blocks laid vertically are slightly set back, creating further dimensions of definition and contrast.
Other materials throughout the atrium take their cue from the block wall, such as brick slips on the floor and leather-upholstered timber furniture, similarly robust and traditional, yet presented in a contemporary format.
項目名稱：161 Collins Street
攝影：Bates Smart & Brickworks