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esigned inside and out by Scott Penn
Hall Architecture + Interior Design,
and constructed by Northerly Group,
the contemporary and freestyle nature
of Eco 541 was determined by the site boundaries,
stepped rear height limitations, sustainable
selection of materials and secondary facade system,
to achieve a GBCA 5-Star Rating.
Situated on a narrow, triangular, sloping corner
site with challenging planning restrictions, SPH
strove to meet rigorous council and development
authority requirements and stay within budget.
Clients and tenants, Northerly Group and
Amana Living were determined to have an iconic
and sustainable building which would provide a
high standard of amenity for their staff.
The majority of wall and roof cladding is made of
architecturally finished Kingspan insulation panels,
improving the building’s thermal performance and
reducing mechanical services costs.
Another application of sustainable material
was evident in the striking use of 100-year-old
recycled Tasmanian oak as feature wall cladding
in the main atrium and entry foyer.
The angular interplay between primary and
secondary facades creates outdoor breakout
spaces, which provide the opportunity for respite
throughout the day.
The interior has abundant daylight, minimal
glare and an open plan philosophy to encourage
egalitarian ideals, which has markedly improved
staff morale and productivity for both businesses.
ARCHITECT | Ian Scott & Jamie Penn,
interiors by David Hall & Gemma Corfe of SPH.
BRIEF | SPH was to deliver a 2700sqm Net
Lettable Area, GBCA 5-Star rated commercial
office building and two integrated fitouts.
FEATURES | Thermally efficient freezer panel
construction for the majority of external walls and
roof, waterless urinals, water har vesting, sub-metering
of all services to achieve the GBCA 5-Star rating and
NABERS 5-Star rating.
LOCATION | 541 Hay Street, Subiaco.
ECO 541 | Scott Penn Hall Architecture + Interior Design OFFICE DESIGN
The marina is surrounded by a vibrant
village activated with ample promenades,
shops and restaurants.
Rising up from the solitary confines of its unique site,
Eco 541 has changed the face of the Subiaco streetscape.
Both rectilinear and 120-degree workstations were
required to respond to the building’s irregular footprint.
100-year-old recycled Tasmanian
oak was used as a strong feature in
the atrium at the building’s core.
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