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Building No.2

Architect: Wolveridge Architects

City of Yarra | Y09

Building No.2 repurposes a voluminous two-storey mid-century industrial building – that was once home to CSIRO’s printing library – and converts the series of spaces, mindful of the building’s original context, into a co-working studio and resourceful operating venue for self-directed individuals. 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 Architectssought 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 there is a flexi-desk area with two further private offices; 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. 

Need to Know

  • Open: Sat 10am–4pm

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • What's Open: All of the open studio and communal areas, courtyard and open kitchen

  • Tour Details: Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, running for 15minutes, in groups of 10

  • Building Type: Workplace

  • Facilities: Toilets

  • Access: Pram accessible, Limited mobility

  • Website: wolveridge.com.au

  • Transport: Tram stop Wellington St/Victoria Pde on route 109 and 12

  • Photo Credit: Derek Swalwell

  • Tour Type: Guided & self-guided

Location

1/9 Byron Street, Collingwood 3066, VIC

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