Preserving The Original Fabric
WA Architecture Awards: 307 Murray Street
Architecture Practice : Meyer Shircore & Associates Architects
- HERITAGE: Sponsored by LandCorp – Commendation
- Mondoluce Lighting Award – Shortlisted
“The canvas for this renovation project was Faulding’s Buildings originally built in 1898 with subsequent extensions in 1906 and a number of renovations over the years. The building is a great example of both the Federation Free Classical and Federation Warehouse style of architecture. Prior to this renovation the building housed multiple uses including Retail, Residential and Office.
The purpose of this renovation was to convert several of the residential apartments to office space, opening up the internal volumes and revealing the original fabric and space of the warehouses that once were. The Client was intent on preserving the history of the property and ensuring the renovation remained true which included stripping back the brickwork, floors, columns and windows to reveal their original form.
The brief requested a clear delineation between old and new, with an industrial influence on the new work, referencing the original use of the buildings. Recycled materials were to be used where possible, both from the original structure and from external sources”.
Architecture Practice: Meyer Shircore & Associates Architects
Builder: Perkins TPD