Sustainability Shortlist

Qanstruct is thrilled to share that our project 167K, headquarters to Scalzo Foods, has been shortlisted for an award under the ‘Large Commercial Architecture’ category in the 2020 Sustainability Awards.

The Sustainability Awards, presented by Architecture & Design Magazine, brings together the highest calibre of innovation and design. In its 14th year, the Sustainability Summit and Awards will be judged by world-class industry experts and judges and will ensure that only the country’s most pioneering green projects have made the final cut.

167K, constructed by Qanstruct, designed by TANDEM Design Studio, and developed by Perri Projects, not only focused on re-using building materials from the existing structure, but also incorporates design elements from the existing building, such as the industrial saw-tooth roofline, tastefully connecting the modern contemporary design to the history of the area.

The site measuring only 1,875 square meters, was carefully designed to maximise the space available and the result is a spacious contemporary three-storey office, packed with amenities.

The design focus of this project was to utilise raw and natural products. Exposed concrete columns, timber panelling to walls, exposed structural steel, polished concrete floors in the foyer, and the upcycling of the existing red clay bricks onto the façade of the new café are just a few of the natural products used throughout.

The structure has been fitted with a 30kW solar power system for harvesting electricity and hot water generation, LED lighting throughout, stormwater harvesting for toilet flushing, and irrigation to the rooftop terrace gardens.

The end result is a state of the art modern contemporary head office that blends in whilst it stands out.

The Sustainability Summit digital day conference will take place on 12 November 2020.

Photography: Dylan James

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