- Ensuring the building can adapt to future user requirements, the location of the core — which accommodates passenger and goods lifts, fire stairs, service risers and bathrooms — has been shifted to one side to maximise re-use of the floor area. Additionally, the building’s large 12 x 12m structural column grid is designed to minimise future constraints on re-use.
- The lobby area is equipped with underfloor thermal displacement air-conditioning, which utilises the principle of cool air sinking and warm air rising to provide efficient and comfortable climate control. This system helps maintain a pleasant indoor environment for occupants while minimising energy consumption.
- Within the building, a prominent Oculus takes centre stage, featuring a large, locally sourced native Tuart Tree as its anchor. It’s a symbolic representation signifying a strong connection to the land. The visibility of the tree from key interior spaces and arrival points serve as a constant reminder of the interplay between nature and human activity.
- To encourage sustainable transport, we limited the number of traditional car bays and provided more bays for electric vehicles and disabled visitors than required by local authority. Expansive end-of-trip facilities and connections to the gym are included to encourage runners as well as cyclists.
“Nothing like this has been done here [in Perth] before. Doing something together, collaboratively, respectfully — this type of project and process could inform the nation… so that we can all have something to celebrate together.”
Indigenous art stars at Chevron’s $880m future headquarters
The West Australian reports on the way consultation between building architect Hassell and Whadjuk representatives seeds ongoing Indigenous art collaboration at Brookfield Properties’ One the Esplanade in Perth, Australia. Image of Jarni McGuire, of Jarni Creative, Goodjal ba Ngoonii Koorndaam, a 2.8-metre-high cast bronze artwork. Credit: Andrew Ritchie/The West Australian.