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ith its striking orange highlights
and sleek facade, Bravo sets
a new benchmark for office
space within the Airport West
Office Park precinct.
Complementing the existing Alpha office
building located on the adjacent site, the
new building had to achieve a 4.5 Star Green
Star rating and 5 Star NABERS rating.
To fulfil this brief, Cameron Chisholm Nicol
implemented a range of ESD initiatives, including
energy-efficient plant, electrical appliances and
lighting, alongside water-efficient appliances.
Passive design – including orientation and
shading of fenestration – reduces solar heat gain,
and thermal insulation and detailing avoids energy
loss through the building facades.
A number of master-planning and urban
context issues were also addressed as part of the
design process, so the building can adapt to the
surrounding land uses as Perth Airport evolves.
Taking this into consideration, Cameron
Chisholm Nicol designed a flow-through core
layout, which allows the building to be entered
from the north and south. The main entry level
on the upper ground floor has provision for a food
and beverage outlet and gymnasium over two
levels, with the remainder of the building offering
commercial office space to accommodate a range
of tenancy sizes. An open stair is strategically
located within the core to reduce the use of lifts
for travel between floors.
Generous end-of-trip facilities are also provided
in the undercroft, to encourage employees to
cycle to work.
The impressive wrapped form of the building
is inspired by aerodynamics, an appropriate
aesthetic response to Bravo’s context within a busy,
CAMERON CHISHOLM NICOL
Located in a prominent position at the gateway to Perth’s domestic airport, this
five-storey commercial office development is in perfect sync with its surrounds.
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