ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects designed their very own house with a contemporary sophistication that showcases consolation and professionalism in Melbourne, Australia.
ClarkeHopkinsClarke’s anchor tenancy at Melbourne Join, a Melbourne College-led innovation precinct that includes world-class ESD, exemplifies altering work, observe values, and many years of community-building experience. The design has just lately been shortlisted for the 2022 Australian Inside Design Awards – Office Design.
ClarkeHopkinsClarke is a carbon impartial, Local weather Energetic-certified BCorp specialising in group constructing and future affect. It was invited to develop into top-floor anchor tenant on the new university-led precinct in Carlton, which brings collectively main researchers, trade and entrepreneurs for revolutionary options to pressing social and environmental challenges.
The brand new studio would reunite an interdisciplinary group of 180 spanning 9 sectors, all with various tasks and dealing types, which had outgrown its Collingwood studio and adjoining workplace.
The undertaking transient was to create collaborative surroundings that embodies observe values, showcases design experience to purchasers, displays altering work patterns amplified by the pandemic, and meets stringent environmental necessities related to world-leading ESD.
The 1849-square-metre fit-out retains central carry and stairwell cores and introduces a public-facing ‘city sq.’ reception to the south and inner ‘city corridor’ kitchenette to the north. They’re linked by streetscapes of versatile areas for collaboration and targeted work. A impartial palette of high-ESD supplies enhances the bottom construct, accented with heat timbers and terracotta tones.
On the floorplate edge, an expansive, versatile kitchen is the social coronary heart of the design. Like sector workspaces linked by 5 collaborative zones, it shares energising gentle and gorgeous metropolis views with everybody.
Spatial planning exemplifies ClarkeHopkinsClarke’s award-winning city design methodology and observe values: Hear First, Keep Curious, Create Collectively and Make it Matter. The ‘city sq.’ reception zone invitations purchasers into collaborative artistic processes through 8 various, primarily clear front-of-house areas for conferences, targeted work, boardroom discussions, workshops, exhibitions, Zoom and VR. The kitchen’s communal tables, cubicles and breakouts join folks for socialising, displays, eating, occasions and desk tennis tournaments (a beloved custom).
A impartial palette of exemplar ESD supplies praise the bottom construct. Customized accents by common collaborator embrace Jonik’s black powder-coated shelving (whose built-in planters echo the Collingwood studio’s lush inner courtyard and backyard), and pendant lighting by a co-founder’s son, porcelain artist Colin Hopkins, suggesting hand-rolled drawings.
Anchor tenants in a world-class innovation precinct want a future-focussed fitout, adaptable for continuous enchancment. Melbourne Join’s Property Council A-Grade constructing is 6-star Inexperienced Star rated, 4.5-star NABERS water rated and 5-star NABERS vitality rated. This required designers to satisfy stringent compliance targets for studio design, supplies, fittings and operations.
ClarkeHopkinsClarke’s designers drew on expertise attaining Local weather Energetic, carbon impartial and BCorp certification and delivering high-ESD consumer tasks. They rigorously researched exemplar suppliers and revolutionary supplies, which embrace Interface carbon impartial carpets, Paperock composite benchtops and splashbacks comprised of paper, and laminate panelling from closed loop manufacturing specialists Polytec.