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ollowing the completion of Stage One in
2008, DnA Architects were commissioned
to design the anchor building in Stage Two
of this campus-style masterplan.
Located at Gate One - a 10,000sqm commercial
and retail ‘town centre’ on a two-hectare corner
site at Perth Airport - this 3700m, three-storey
office building is for the Australian Federal Police.
The brief outlined the need for an efficient and
cost-effective ‘warm shell’ office building for AFP’s
single occupancy, suitable for their fitout.
Designed to an aspirational 4-star Green
Star rating and 4.5 -star NABERS rating, various
elements were specifically incorporated to
achieve this rating.
The ground floor is predominantly glazed to
‘touch the ground lightly’, and the broad east and
west facade is a high-performance lightweight
panel system with linear strip glazing. It also
features expressive solar shading, adding to the
character of the building. The north and south
facades are predominantly glazed and transparent.
The external free-standing staircase, wrapped
in perforated sheet and connected with bridged
walkways, is a striking feature, especially when
backlit at night. Other materials and techniques
selected for their ‘g reen’ capacity include
Europanel insulated facade cladding, and colourful
aluminium plate fixed sun shading.
Originally designed in 2006 and tweaked in
2011 for the AFP, the project was approved and
building began in 2012. The project was finished on
time and within budget in 2014.
Australian Federal Police
Part of a masterplan at Perth Airport, the new Australian Federal Police
offices were designed to form the anchor of the development.
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