Zero Gipps, located in the heart of Collingwood, looks to reinterpret the often ‘standard’ office working environment by reframing it as a living, breathing, community-focused workplace ecosystem.
In retaining the original warehouse building Zero Gipps immediately embeds its principles around sustainability and in creating, or rather retaining, connections to the existing neighbourhood.
The building presents as two elongated, separated halves with a large lightcourt in its centre. The central void creates a communal courtyard at ground where a new entry, off an old laneway, is created.
Occupant health and wellness are at the heart of this modest scale project comprising: extensive EOT and bike storage, zero cars onsite, all electric and renewably sourced, naturally ventilated and thermally designed facade.
Small scale 250sqm floor plates to the north and south are connected via linking walkways and an open, external stair, creating a dynamic and intentionally ‘walkable’ workplace village.
Beaudene Fulwood, Design Architect
Carol Miao, Interior Designer
Fiona Coakley, Project Director
Stephen Liddy, Architectural Technician
Tracy Xia, Project Architect
Tristan Wong, Design Architect
Dare Property Group, Developer
Eckersley Garden Architecture, Landscape Consultant
Philip Chun, Building Surveyor
Renzo Tonin, Acoustic Consultant
Stantec, ESD Consultant
UPco, Town Planner
Webber Design, Civil Consultant
Webber Design, Structural Engineer
Windtech, Wind Consultant
Wrap Engineering, Electrical Consultant