New South Wales
Sub Station No. 164 combines restorative heritage design of two significant heritage buildings with a new sculptural glass bubble levitating above. In the co-joined buildings dynamic and engaging workplace settings, along with retail opportunities and a magnificent space of industrial scale in the former Electrical Substation are on offer.
The two heritage buildings are merged via new openings, insertions and interconnecting stairs. Inserted architectural elements are white, showcasing organic, fluid forms contrasting with the original exposed brickwork and steel structure.
Occupant wellbeing is at the forefront of the design with ambitious sustainability innovation. The office interior achieved 6-Star Green Star Interiors v1.2, WELL Health Safety and WELL Platinum. This project led to 24% reduction in embodied carbon, with 99% of construction waste diverted from landfills. Energy-efficient design resulted in greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 23% in operation. The project demonstrates the ongoing feasibility of adaptively reusing heritage structures.