WMK Architecture have designed a highly considered new commercial building in Morwell known as the Latrobe Valley Gov Hub. Inspired by the large bucket wheel excavator of the nearby decommissioned Hazelwood coal mine, the architectural expression presents a rhythmic animation of the roof form and elevation. Whether on approach, on the horizon or up close, the experience of the space and materiality imbue a sense of history and connection to place.
A series of spaces work in unison internal and externally providing a highly impactful workspace with generous solar gain and connection to the outdoors. The building is stoic and has a civic presence on Church Street creating an urban hierarchy and sense of destination. The Latrobe Valley Gov Hub has redefined this part of Morwell and breathed new life into this regional city inspiring the renewal and regenerative employment opportunities for a city with such a rich industrial past.
Joel Ciavarella, Project Architect
Nancy Agusto, Project Architect
Steve Tillinger, Design Architect
Aspect Studios, Landscape Consultant
BG&E Facade Consultants, Facade Engineer
Matter, Structural Engineer
Wrap Engineering, Services Consultant