We are very pleased that the DA for this exciting new commercial building in Symonston, being developed by Nikias Property Developments, has been approved! The 3 storey, 3,000m² building makes sense of a steep sloping site to achieve a legible entry arrangement while accommodating discrete yet convenient carparking over 2 levels. The architectural expression is self-assured with a precast concrete façade arrangement punctuated with window fenestration responding to privacy, security and environmental considerations. Building circulation and the floorplate configuration have been carefully designed to accommodate a range of tenants and achieve a high level of efficiency. The development incorporates convenient self-contained end of trip facilities setting a new standard in Symonston. AMC acknowledges Nikias Diamond’s long-standing commitment to this exciting and ever-changing business park precinct.
Check out this time lapse video capturing the exciting transformation of the ageing AFP Operation Control Centre into the new National Operations State Service Centre (NOSSC) within the Edmund Barton Building in Canberra! Designed by AMC and constructed by Projex, the newly established NOSSC features two large format video walls, a raised Watch Floor, dedicated command and supervisory work areas and associated breakout and utility areas. A muted colour palette (inspired by AFP’s branding) is contrasted against the targeted use of timber battening, joinery and acoustic wall and ceiling panels which provide interest and warmth to open plan areas. The result is a reinvigorated, functional and agile working environment that facilitates improved collaboration, connectedness and centralises engagement between the AFP and its State & Territory and Commonwealth partners.
AMC is very excited to be part of the revitalisation of the Finlay Crisp Centre for SC Capital, Artifex and TSA. AMC and Tait Network have undertaken a number of design explorations to activate the precinct including a Place Audit to identify key elements that will be incorporated into the redevelopment and refurbishment strategy including activating the ground plane through the incorporation of retail, café, recreation and cultural facilities, improved pedestrian linkages and permeability, targeted façade interventions and extensive upgrades to the base building foyers, amenities and commercial levels. These initiatives will assist in enlivening this significant CBD complex and align it with the ACT Government and NCA/CRA’s vision for the City. Read more about this project here.
Our latest fit out project has reached completion. Canberra’s first TMS Specialists Clinic will be up and running in Deakin starting in the New Year. It was such a pleasure to work with Dr. Suneel Chamoli and the team at Projex. In this fitout , it’s all in the details. Creatively adapting finishing touches that create a space where clients feel comfortable, supported and at ease. The psychology of a well-designed space and its impact on the end-user was at the fore front of our design throughout. In such busy times it is important that we take care of our physical and mental well-being and it was a pleasure to work with a client doing such important work in our community.
Having been members and key contributors to the Property Council of Australia for the past 16 years, the AMC team were very pleased to win Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall ACT Project of the Year, for the 2nd year running. Last year it was for Monash Green for Goodwin which also won National Lend Lease Award for Australia’s Best Retirement Living Development.
On this occasion it is for Equinox Business Park in Deakin. Equinox is one of the largest private sector commercial developments to be constructed in Canberra in recent times and has been designed to provide a business park solution for a range of office accommodation types. The Equinox concept celebrates the wonderful orientation and views associated with the site. It has a welcoming address and a simple and logical vehicular and pedestrian movement. It comprises 5 buildings with a total GFA of 23,979m² and 505 secure basement and 100 surface car parks. Office accommodation is provided in simple rectangular floor plates offering a range of sizes from 780m² – 2,500m² which are fitout friendly. It has been designed and constructed to achieve a 5 Star Green Star and NABERS rating and includes sun-shading, water harvesting, recycled materials, high levels of insulation (including double glazing), low embodied energy materials selection, integrated BMS and highly efficient plant and services amongst other initiatives. As a 24 hour facility lighting and safety are prime considerations. The public domain is the “glue” that ties the buildings together and has given a strong identity to the business park. The character is defined by the landscape planting structure, spatial arrangement and hard landscape materials palette. The over-arching design philosophy is to create a seamless transition between the buildings and the public domain. A pedestrian priority environment is achieved supported by architectural colonnades, signage and lighting. The planning of the central landscape space and terraces are integral to establishing a central focus and meeting place within the development. Retail is supported by visitation beyond the campus and therefore convenient pedestrian links are important. Short stay surface parking and iconic entry signage markers are important to defining the site and quality of the development.
AMC congratulates Evri Group and the Sarris family on this prestigious award which is a fitting reward for their long term commitment to this site and indeed Canberra.
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