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Prefacing a versatile, efficient and sustainable work environment, two new Predominantly incorporating articulated forms each design is distinct yet they share a similar design expression. The low-rise buildings are part of a site wide redevelopment and create their own identity through a contemporary response to the abundant urban, remnant industrial and architectural surrounds.

  • Traditional Custodians Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the East Kulin Nations
  • Client Newmark Capital
  • Location South Yarra, Vic
  • Project Duration 2022 -
  • Floor Levels 1 Garden Street - 8 levels;  500 Chapel Street - 11 levels

Playing an increasingly important role in buildings of this calibre is quality pedestrian networks, visitor journeys and user experiences. Both 500 Chapel Street and 1 Garden Street encourage a healthy and active lifestyle by fostering flexible work environments supported by sustainable transport options and amenities for employees and visitors alike. The memorable, crafted spaces of these buildings will attract and welcome visitors to the reimagined Jam Factory precinct.

500 Chapel Street will be the entrance to the precinct, drawing visitors to a new town square. These buildings provide a backdrop for the contemporary workplace, offering high-quality natural daylight and a connection to nature through external spaces.  The entry is set back from the heritage façade allowing for an outdoor forecourt and increased amenity to this distinctive Melbourne landmark. The materials of the layered facades recall the character of the preserved heritage elements of the precinct.

While 1 Garden Street serves as a companion building, mediating a transition in scale along the streetscape of Chapel Street. The character of the heritage bluestone building below 1 Garden Street is echoed in the facade skin of the new structure.


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