A centrepiece for EQUINOX with site linkages and vistas
As an extension of the adjacent EQUINOX business park developed and completed by the Evri Group, the ‘Hub’ Building at 50 Kent Street Deakin, is the first stage of a multi-building scheme, incorporating mixed-use typologies designed to further enhance the commercial and social dimensions for this locality.
The overall site strategy allows for level changes and connections to EQUINOX, as well as providing for through site linkages and vistas to the significant regional landmarks of Black Mountain Tower to the north and Brindabella Mountains to the west. A central landscaped courtyard forms the focal point for this multi-stage development; with each building in this phase addressing the central court, with appropriately scaled landscape features, complimenting the built form. Vehicular and parking connections ensure an efficient and practical site operation with two points of access; Kent Street and restricted left in/left out movement at Strickland Crescent.
The new Hub Building forms a centrepiece to EQUINOX by rethinking the conventional commercial building typology that characterised the original business park. While the floor plan provides high quality and efficient commercial spaces suited to single or multiple tenancies, the Hub Building provides an urban character of stacked forms that create different readings and indoor spaces to each floor, paired with a high degree of transparency and visual connectivity to the exterior. In this way the building is public and inviting; supporting the food, retail, and medical uses at the lower levels and providing commercial floor space above that is attractive to outward looking and innovative tenants.
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Through working closely with the client on the underlying business model, Scott Carver developed a design solution for a new mixed-use building that would strengthen connections to the adjacent commercial and public spaces, whilst making consideration for the opportunities and requirements that would result from future development on adjacent sites.