BARWON WATER HEADQUARTERS

This $32 million project saw the refurbishment and renovation of a 1977 building that was once earmarked for demolition. The project won the Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award for Commercial Architecture and also won in the Sustainable Architecture category at the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards. 

The renovation achieved the consolidation of corporate activities in a single, state-of-the-art, multi-functional building in Geelong, Victoria, Australia and has earned the building a 5 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

The building now has a new high-performance sun-shading architectural façade that wraps the structure.  Inhabit undertook 3D studies of the curved ‘diamond’ fins on the project, in combination with a graduated frit pattern to the glass, to enhance the appearance of depth through light and shade while still allowing a typical flat glazing system to be maintained.

 

 

  • Scope
    FAÇADE CONSULTANCY, FAÇADE ENGINEERING & CERTIFICATION
  • Location
    GEELONG, VICTORIA
  • Client
    BARWON WATER
  • Architects
    GHD WOODHEAD
  • Developer
    BARWON WATER