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BDAV 2014 Building Design Awards

Thomas Bird

Winner Best Response to a Design Brief by a Student

Student at RMIT University, School of Design TAFE

Thomas’s design for an office building on a corner block in Cremorne is both ambitious and impressive. The articulation of the fa├žades creates a dynamic interface between the functional spaces of the workplace and the goings on of inner city Cremorne. The staggered open floor plates and angled setbacks challenge the idea of an office ‘block’ giving a three-storey building plus basement a pedestrian scale, allowing it to fit comfortably within the streetscape. The judges were also impressed with Thomas’ engaging and professional presentation.