- Internal Fit-out of Existing Heritage Post Office in Perth City Centre
- Inter-connecting Levels and Creating a Collaborative Environment between the various Departments within AECOM
- A Series of Environmental Initiatives were Meticulously Integrated to the Base Building to Achieve a 5 Star Green Star Rating for the Workplace
Workplace located in a 1917 ‘Edwardian building’ of national historic significance.
The AECOM workplace is located in the GPO Building, which is renowned for its neo-classical façade, varyingly composed of columns, loggias, and balconies. This converted building presented numerous design challenges; a building enclosed on three boundaries, limited views and daylight, compromised mechanical services, a ‘leaky’ enclosure and varying heritage conservation.
The workplace approach was arranged around three strategies. The first sought to reduce the impacts associated with the base building conversion by deleting ceilings and rearranging services to maximise the exposure of the existing structure and enhance the heritage and spatial character. The second strategy involved the vertical arrangement of the reception, meeting and collective facilities within the floor area behind the neo-classical western façade. An inter-connecting stair allows a playful integration and use of the collective facilities. The third strategy focussed on arranging the open plan work areas in a contiguous U-type configuration with circulation around the lightwell intermittently intersected with libraries, meeting and utility rooms. The bridge to the lightwell allows the western collective areas to directly associate with secondary meeting areas and amenities.
The AECOM Perth workplace creates a locally specific environment that demonstrates a concern and
Connection with its clients and people, and one that is intimately associated with their understanding that great physical environments enhance well being, inclusivity, cultural change and services outcomes.