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THE OFFICE OF THE
ARCHITECT | Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland
(Steve Woodland, Bret White, Gary Giles, Nigel Saull,
Clive Clifford and Daisy Loik).
BUILDER | Diploma.
BRIEF | Bring the Cabinet Offices back into the
community in a more visible and accessible location,
and create a special setting in which to welcome
BUDGET | $25.5 million.
BUILD TIME | 18 months.
FEATURES | The restoration of existing fabrics was
carried out through the use of recycled products and
complementary items that reflected historic continuity.
This included colour matching brickwork and blending
clay tile colours.
LOCATION | Parliament Place, West Perth.
The Office of the Premier and Cabinet Room | Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland OFFICE DESIGN
The palette of materials was carefully selected
to complement the existing building alongside
new additions. Extensively researched and
selected fabric references the colours and textures
of the old, while new technologies, such as clay
brick proportion and bond pattern, clay tile with
slate pattern, and polished plaster walls, were
A number of suppliers and designers
contributed to the project, including WA printmaker
and artist, Jude Taylor, who designed the fabrics
for the curtains, chair upholstery and cushions
with prints of WA wildflowers.
Armchairs were designed by Jon Goulder of the
Midland Atelier, while fine wood craftsman, Glen
Holst of Bridgetown WA, created the timber tables
using locally sourced timbers.
WA Museum and Art Gallery of WA provided
artworks and artefacts that are on display, and
Monique Tippett’s large timber corridor artworks
feature on the ground and first floors.
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