Boe Lawyers

The Boe Lawyers Tenancy Fitout reworked an existing commercial tenancy in the historic “Jackson’s Warehouse” Building at Petrie Terrace.

The Client brief called for a robust and minimal approach to the fitout, allowing the heritage shell in an “as found” condition to read as the primary element in the spaces. The effect is a raw and well worn space that celebrates the story of previous occupations and uses.

The architectural approach was to strip back the additive building fabric of previous fitouts to reveal original building elements and show evidence of previous events in the buildings history which includes a fire, a partial building collapse and rebuilding, and strata titling alterations.

The new works were conceived as a minimal intervention and used contrasting materials of either frameless glass for vertical wall elements or recycled timbers and metal for solid surfaces.

A significant innovation is also in the environmental (air and light) systems used. The mass of the existing brick structure prompted a radical low energy approach to cooling and lighting the spaces.

Program
Open plan office space, cellular office rooms, meeting rooms, kitchen and amenities

Area
330m 2

Status
Completed 2004

Credits
Architect | Richard Kirk Architect
Structural & Civil Engineers | CAB
Hydraulic & Mechanical Engineers | NDY