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Michael Little Designs
CEDRIC STREET, STIRLING
is three-storey development consists of
office suites sized between 75sqm and 350sqm.
e brief stipulated detailed concealment
of the columns while still maintaining
The request to exclude columns within
the office suites posed the issue of creating a
structurally efficient design.
e incorporation of concrete transfer slabs ensured
this and also allowed the design to stay within the 13m
height restriction imposed on the building as part of
the design guidelines for the precinct.
The client also requested undercover onsite
parking for tenants and for the design to be
minimal and modern yet still retain a warm
and inviting feel.
e minimalist facade was softened with the
use of natural stone and timber cladding. e
large east-facing awning to the front created a
strong street presence.
West-facing glazing to the rear was heavily
screened by a customised louvre system to reduce
heat throughout the building.
A pressurised lift shaft was used to prevent the
need for a fire isolated passage discharging onto
the front footpath. is allowed for extra room in
the foyer and increased streetscape appeal.
Despite these challenges, Michael Little
Designs was still able to achieve a multi-storey
development with undercover parking, the first of
its kind within the Cedric Street office precinct.
e development also won the "Category 11a
Commercial Buildings for Commercial Office on
Cedric Street, Stirling" at this year's Building
Design Association Awards.
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