Remediation & Renovation of Workspaces for the Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Defence

A project by Match Studio with students from:

  • Master of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Interior Architecture
  • Bachelor of Construction Management

Led by:

  • Dr Jane Andrew | Director: Match Studio
  • Prof Abbas Elmualim | Professor: School of Natural and Built Environments
  • Dr Tim McGinley | Lecturer in Architecture
  • Nick Tridente | Director: Tridente Architects
  • Brett Abroe | Graduate of Architecture: Tridente Architects

The Project

The Salisbury Explosives Factory was built in 1940 and was important in supplying Australia’s armed forces with munitions during World War II. It was Australia’s biggest single construction project during the war and is a physical reminder of the impact of the war on the Australian community.

1,595 buildings were built on the site providing more than 11,000m2 of workspace. The State’s entire production of bricks was committed to the building of this factory.

The Defence Science Technology building sub-committee were seeking concepts to inspire future renovations of six of the site’s sawtooth roofed buildings. They were seeking to improve their working environment and lift the mood of staff by giving them back some control over their future workspace design. The committee were interested in a design that would be energy effiecient, have some longevity, and incorporate higher ceilings and plenty of natural light.

Following a briefing and site visit, Architecture students developed block and sketch plans for the renovation and refurbishment of the sawtooth buildings. These concepts were refined and developed into a Revit model that was then used by Construction Management students to develop hypothetical prequalification tender and planning approval submission documents.

During the phase in which the construction students were preparing these submissions, the design students acted as design consultants to the building construction teams.

Client Presentation

Audience:

Leadership of the Defense Science Technology Group

Communication objective: To help communicate how a holistic approach to the DST site may lead to better workplace outcomes.

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

  • DST Project

    Examples of students work, based around a hypothetical refurbishment of DST buildings

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