• Loading bay roller door

    Loading bay roller door

  • Prior to refurbishment

    Prior to refurbishment

A redundant loading bay roller door was replaced with a reception area feature wall consisting continuous translucent perimeter glazing around a central solid wall and window. This aspect of the design was inspired by the work of architect Tadao Ando within his Church with the Light Ibaraki, Osaka 1987-89. Existing private stairs and services were concealed from public access via a timber frame partition. Observation and interaction is afforded by a continuous open window in the partition. Ceiling height is maintained, though structural ceiling beams and services are semi-concealed via plaster portals.

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