13 Manning Street

In 2006, RKA undertook the renovation of a two storey building in Manning Street, originally constructed as a boot factory in 1973. The building now accommodates our growing practice along with two office tenancies and car parking.

To provide natural light to the thin interior footprint, both the front and rear of the building are fully glazed, with skylights allowing natural light to flood the central stairwell. Communal and meeting spaces are located at the ends of the building with an open plan work area between. The plan maintains transparency between these lit facades so all staff are afforded a view to outside. The rear wall of the office can be fully retracted to open the office to a timber lined deck. This outdoor space provides respite from the intensive activity of the office.

The alterations use a limited palate of materials; primarily plasterboard walls, marmoleum floors and timber framed full height glazing. The general office is served by indirect ceiling lighting while LED screens and local task lighting serve individual work areas.

Program
Office tenancy spaces, on grade carpark.

Client
Richard Kirk Architect

Area
1,200m 2

Status
Completed 2006

Credits
Architect | Richard Kirk Architect
Structural & Civil Engineers | Bornhorst & Ward
Electrical Engineer | NDY
Hydraulic & Mechanical Engineers | NDY