The design of the previous Six Degrees office at Federation Walk evolved out the process of master planning of the vaults precinct. The refurbishment was driven from a heritage point of view so where possible everything was stripped back to the original finishes. To keep the brick vaults untainted all the new services are hidden in a channel in the floor and the lighting branches out from central hubs to reduce wiring.
The vaults dictated the layout, but within that we created a split level, open plan scheme that took advantage of our view out to the Yarra River. The kitchen vault opened out onto the promenade, allowing us to claim some public space for ourselves during our famous, lunchtime ping-pong event!
Federation Wharf Vaults, Melbourne