Bates Smart | 墨尔本柯林斯街161号
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.
国际地产集团Pembroke Real Estate聘请了Bates Smart担任大楼业主，Bates Smart与建筑公司合作对该90年代的中庭进行了全面重新设计。Bates Smart的构思是，“对T&G大楼进行大规模翻新，并利用现有的建筑作品，创造出一种整体的体验，符合大楼的历史和位置，”副主任Grant Filipoff说。“我们着手将建筑的中庭从一个寒冷的通道改造成一个温暖的、吸引人的新心脏，它本身也将成为一个目的地。”
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区块与Limestone的GB Veneer Split Face区块形成鲜明对比，在中庭和相邻的电梯大厅之间形成了一个朴实的特色墙。“我们和Brickworks花了很多时间来决定不仅要使用的砌块类型，还要决定成功构建所需的细节，”Bates Smart associates的Darren Paul说，“与不同的顾问和承包商合作，成功地解决了建筑中具有挑战性但非常有益的部分。”
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.
项目名称：161 Collins Street
摄影：Bates Smart & Brickworks