this is a new office building providing the initial phase of the government
lead redevelopment of the entire central Dandenong area, a designated activity centre
on the city’s Southeast outskirts. The buildings chamfered form is the consequence of utlising
the site?s maximum development envelope and optimising the floor layouts and allocation of government
departments within the building. In accordance with the development plans urban design requirements,
the building has fully activated frontages to each of its three street orientations.
the building contains
offices for a number of separate government services agencies and includes two designated shopfront client service areas.
The offices are focused around a central open space rising through the building, allowing penetration of
natural light and all return air to move through it to the roof top plant room.
a shared facilities floor
has been introduced on Level 6, which brings all the conference facilities of the building into one location,
together with a collective wellness centre, a staff canteen with a covered open air terrace, multi-purpose rooms
for use by staff groups for diverse activities and served by changerooms.
the buildings form and facade manage
a series of visual and functional expectations. There is a clear articulation of the buildings lowest floors
and their contribution to a dynamic and diverse streetscape. The upper office expresses the multiple functional
components by appearing as an aggregative form, articulated by the use of sun-shading louvres and changes
in the proportion of glass and solid panels in the facade composition.