65 Dover St, Cremorne
Sitting on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, this proposed office building on Dover St spans over 9 levels. The building sits across an amalgamation of sites‐ formerly host to single fronted workers cottages and small light industrial warehouses. It sits opposite former state school 2084, an ornate heritage listed brick building. With a 65m street frontage, this project looks to break down its building mass to the human scale, whilst creating a strong dialogue with its context.
Developing as an innovation precinct, Cremorne’s current and future commercial trajectory is in contrast to its recent light‐industrial past. The proposed office building on Dover St looks to marry these two ideas in its design response. The solid brown brick podium is carved into ‘urban block‐size’ extents via a series of scallops along Dover St. Whilst creating a rational, human‐scale rhythm to the form, these scallops serve to both demarcate entry and EOT zones, as well as provide public green pockets. These green pockets increase the width to Dover St, with the largest scallop directly opposite (and matching width) to the adjacent primary school.
Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri People
Planner: Planning & Property Partners
Landscape Architect: Ben Scott Garden Design
Visualisation: CUUB Studio