Albert Park Office and Depot / Harrison and White + Archier

Albert Park Office and Depot / Harrison and White + Archier

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Albert Park Office and Depot / Harrison and White + Archier - Interior Photography
© Peter Bennetts

Text description provided by the architects. This is a project for the park – a true ‘Parks’ building. It fuses together office and depot functions for Parks Victoria in Albert Park, providing the best casework environment for staff and a welcoming experience for visitors. The building is a high amenity, low energy. The building presents excellence in sustainability, integrating building and landscape – greenery is used to shade, cool, and activate the building.

Albert Park Office and Depot / Harrison and White + Archier - Interior Photography, Stairs
© Peter Bennetts
Albert Park Office and Depot / Harrison and White + Archier - Exterior Photography
© Peter Bennetts

The project’s heart is a courtyard, bringing landscape into the center, is a source of ventilation and light, and is used for gathering and mixing. The public can walk into the central courtyard and the park inside the building. Timber and concrete are the main materials used and are exposed. Cross-laminated timber is used for the upper-level structure and is exposed wherever possible.

Albert Park Office and Depot / Harrison and White + Archier - Exterior Photography, Facade, Glass
© Peter Bennetts
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Albert Park Office and Depot / Harrison and White + Archier - Interior Photography, Dining room
© Peter Bennetts

The perimeter of the building features a concrete seat, and a long park bench looking out back to the park. The building presents excellence in sustainability, integrating building and landscape – green spaces are used to shade, cool, and activate the building, and the project has at its heart a central courtyard space.

Albert Park Office and Depot / Harrison and White + Archier - Exterior Photography
© Peter Bennetts
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This brings the landscape into the center, acting as a source of ventilation and light the central courtyard is also a space for gathering and mixing. The upper level is a donut of space screened with vegetation of varied species for different orientations.

Albert Park Office and Depot / Harrison and White + Archier - Exterior Photography
© Peter Bennetts

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Address:Albert Park VIC 3206, Australia

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Cite: "Albert Park Office and Depot / Harrison and White + Archier" 06 Jan 2023. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/948439/albert-park-office-and-depot-harrison-and-white-plus-archier> ISSN 0719-8884

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