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n response to Rocky Bay’s increasing service
demand across the southern metropolitan
corridor, the new Patricia Kailis Centre
combines administration, consulting,
therapy and manufacturing disciplines into a
vibrant holistic facility.
The original warehouse contained three
separate cavernous spaces, with no opportunity
for new openings on boundary walls. Important
concepts focused on integrating spaces,
massaging perceived internal proportions and
introducing natural light.
Access spines, created by ‘breaking out’ party
walls, effectively reduce the lineal proportion
of the pre-existing internal space. High, fully-
glazed shop fronts combine with sculptured
sky lights and invite natural light deep into the
interior, while cascading ceilings perceptually
reduce a potential tunnel effect.
Sculptural axes of transparent and solid,
curved partition walls, some sporting dynamic
ocean-themed graphics, facilitate connection
through a vibrant environment for all users.
Part mezzanine floors and ceilings provide
serviceable space with a minimal loss of volume,
light and vista, while internal glazing maximises
the light penetration.
Progressive communication network systems,
and current technology surveillance and security
systems protect the facility and users.
The conceptual theme is based on the
integration of work disciplines by building
efficiency without compromising comfort.
The resulting environment is sophisticated, funky
and engaging, with an emphasis on contemporary
staff expectations and a young clientele.
The new office space created by EIW Architects is light, bright
and funky, with a common public entry and a unified office
space that’s enjoyed by users of all ages.
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