35 Hinder St | Guida Moseley Brown Architects

35 Hinder St | Guida Moseley Brown Architects | Photographer: John Gollings

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

35 Hinder St | Guida Moseley Brown Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Ngunnawal Country

Australian Capital Territory

Commercial Architecture
Construction Control
John Gollings
Project summary

35 Hinder Street is a mixed use retail and office complex located in the developing town centre of Gungahlin adjacent to the new Light Rail terminus. The building is an exemplar of sustainability, energy efficiency and wellness befitting its status as the region’s first Commonwealth Government departmental headquarters.

Characterised by its strong rectilinear form and primarily glazed façade with vertical louvres, the building engages the town centre with bold angular reformations and varied materials at its corners to invite entry to the building and the developing precinct beyond. A softer interior architecture of curves and natural materials culminates in a double height atrium featuring conical triangular skylights creates a calm yet dynamic contemporary workplace for the occupants.

The engaging urban form and architectural clarity give 35 Hinder Street significant prominence within the town centre and sets a standard for its future development that is based in urbanism, sustainability and wellness.

Lockbridge appointed Guida Mosley Brown Architects to design a purpose-built office for Defence Housing Australia (DHA). The building outcome provides a strong form and character which anchors the Gungahlin Town Centre from the east and provides a welcoming entrance for DHA staff and visitors.

The interconnected central staircase leads to flexible congregation spaces which are naturally filled with light by the feature atriums. This feature encourages occupants to travel throughout the building and participate in group-based activities.

DHA has provided feedback to Lockbridge that the building has provided their staff with a welcoming office environment, which has improved staff productivity.

Project Practice Team

Brenton Bedell, Project Team
Daniel Schorn, Project Team
Eric Zhou, Project Team
Gayatri Pathare, Project Team
John Guida RAIA, Project Director
Morgan Roberts, Project Team
Paul Mutton RAIA, Project Team
Will Gardner RAIA, Project Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

ACOR Consultants, Acoustic Consultant
ACOR Consultants, Electrical Consultant
ACOR Consultants, Environmentally Sustainable Design
ACOR Consultants, Fire Services Engineering
ACOR Consultants, Mechanical Engineering
Certis, BCA Consultant / Certifier
CK Architecture, Interior Designer
Eric Martin Associate Architects, DDA Access Consulting
Ignis Solutions, Fire Life Safety Engineering
Sellick Consultants, Civil Consultant
Sellick Consultants, Hydraulic Consultant
Sellick Consultants, Structural Engineer
Space Lab, Landscape Consultant
Surface Design, Façade Engineering
Viridis, WELL Consulting

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35 Hinder St | Guida Moseley Brown Architects | Photographer: John Gollings

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