This 1990s former government building was no longer in a condition where it could be rented, and was therefore revitalised to create a new focal point in a mixed, mainly residential area close to a park. The ground floor contains shops, a café, a newspaper kiosk and a kindergarten, and the upper five floors house offices. On the ground floor, spacious glazed passageways run through the building and link the inviting landscaped courtyards, which echo the greenery outside and are attractive places in which to linger. The elegant white plaster façade with its bands of windows is distinctively rounded on one corner. The design takes advantage of the existing building’s load-bearing structure, and has been awarded LEED Gold sustainability certification.
Date of completion: 2011