Architect: CSIRO 1960s, Wolveridge Architects 2017
Inner North | IN02
The qualities of the existing space include 4.5-metre-high ceilings over each level, off-form concrete roof and soffits, polished-concrete floors, and original steel-framed windows with an abundance of north-facing natural light. Conceptually, Wolveridge Architects sought to work with the original space, which in its most recent history had been occupied by an interior designer. Having workshopped the requirements for the co-working studio thoroughly, the architects set out to implement these requirements via a minimal spatial planning process. At the upper level is a dedicated desk area for 12; two private offices, each offering something different; a generous meeting room; and a breakout space with mini kitchen and private bathroom. At ground level, some changes have been made in 2019 with the addition of a new office, making a total of 3 offices in addition to the flexi-desk area; an open-plan full kitchen with access to a courtyard; and a full bathroom, laundry, and end-of-trip facilities. The interventions were surfaced using Australian birch plywood, complementing the white painted-concrete surfaces.
All areas of Building No.2 are accessible on the day, including the Open Studio, courtyard, and communal areas.
1/9 Byron Street, Collingwood 3066, Collingwood VIC